At its regular monthly meeting Monday, the School Board voted unanimously to keep four days of in-person learning (with Wednesdays virtual for enrichment/remediation) and revisit the matter at the March 8 Board meeting.
Video link: https://youtu.be/I6JOZt8H2XU
A lot of the discussion centered around Wednesdays being vital in being able to properly support the all-virtual students, which last week there were 127. The Board is committed to maintaining an all-virtual option right now due the pandemic, so they felt at this time, especially based on feedback from staff, Wednesdays are needed to help make sure those students are getting their needs met.
The Board talked about the start of the 4th Quarter (March 15) as a possible target date of a return to five days of in-person learning and will revisit the matter March 8.
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— The Board heard an update on the elementary renovation project, which can be found here: https://mineralpointschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-02-08-Board-Meeting.pdf
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— The Spring Election timeline was reviewed. There are two candidates for three available seats. Names appearing on the ballot will be Aaron A. Dunn and Justin Skelding. Anyone interested in becoming a registered write-in should file paperwork in the District Office no later than Friday, April 2 at noon. Please contact Angie Schubert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 987-0740 with questions. (Go to the 22 minute, 15 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the 2021-22 school calendar, which can be found here: https://mineralpointschools.org/wp-content/uploads/MPSD-Calendar-21-22-draft.pdf
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— Superintendent Mitch Wainwright presented his monthly budget comparison (Go to the 27 minute mark)
— High School Principal Matt Ausitn announced Senior Prom will be held April 17 and Junior Prom May 1. (Go to the 28 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved facility use for youth teams at the discretion of Athletic Director Vickie Dahl. (Go to the one hour, 25 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the purchase of additional Chromebooks for the middle/high school for the 2021-22 school year. (Go to the one hour, 31 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved additional course offerings for the high school English and Math departments. (Go to the one hour, 37 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the credit card statement and bills payable. (Go to the one hour, 55 minute mark)
— The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Monday, March 8 at 6:30 pm.