School Board Candidate Forum Held

Wednesday, March 15 the Mineral Point School District hosted its annual School Board Candidate Forum. (Scroll past the video for times of topics discussed). The election is set for Tuesday, April 4. Voters will be asked to select not more than two of the candidates: Kelly Gundlach, Mike Thousand, Glenn E. Kinch, Jeff Basting. There … Read More

Nevers Wins Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award

The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program announced Wednesday, March 15 the recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. Awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given … Read More

Strong Academic Growth Recognized in MP Schools

The Mineral Point Unified School District received more outstanding academic news this week, this time from the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #6 in Oshkosh. CESA 6 is currently engaged in a study of its Effectiveness Project districts who have seen exemplary academic growth from the 2012-13 to 2015-16 school years. Of districts participating in the … Read More

Board Learns Proposed State Budget Impacts

At Monday night’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Luke Francois spent time discussing with the Board and public Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal and what the possible implications would be for the Mineral Point School District. (Continue after the video for more article text). These are detailed in Francois’ report here: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=40042835 He was quick to … Read More

Board Discusses Next Steps to Address Facility Needs

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, January 30 as Board President, Larry Steffes, said he would like clear direction from the Board on how to proceed with repairs that need to be made to facilities after the Board voted January 9 to terminate the long-term facilities planning contract it had with … Read More

School Board Candidate Field Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was January 3 at 5 pm. Four candidates will vie for two seats. They are: Jeff Basting (incumbent), Kelly Gundlach, Glenn E. Kinch (incumbent), and Mike Thousand. The term of office for the … Read More

MP Earns Five Star State Report Card Rating

After a one year hiatus, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2015-16 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored an 83.1, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. The link to the district’s report card can be found here: Mineral … Read More

MP Leads Iowa County & SWAL on State Test Scores

Pointers earn a green light academically! Mineral Point leads all Iowa County and SWAL Conference schools. This USA Today network interactive map assigns colors to public school districts based on the rate in which students scored well on 2016 state exams in language, math, science, and social studies. Green marks a district with cumulatively high … Read More

Board Approves Mill Rate Decrease

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday morning to certify the school portion of the tax levy for the 2016-17 school year and approve a mill rate decrease. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Each fall the school district must certify its tax levy with each municipality. This is computed as a percentage … Read More

Board Honors Local Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and began with recognitions of several local businesses. The Board nominated these businesses for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Those honored include: Farmers Savings Bank: It would be nearly impossible to measure … Read More