The renovation and addition at the elementary school is in month 16 of 18 (or 89% complete), on the “home stretch,” according to Tim Ruppert of HSR Associates, as presented to the School Board at the July monthly meeting Monday evening.
Video link: https://youtu.be/osmQX5b2TWQ
To view HSR’s presentation with more details and photos on the recent progress, visit: https://mineralpointschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-07-12-Board-Meeting.pdf
(Go to the 33 minute, 30 second mark)
— The meeting began with recognitions of State FFA, State Trap, State Golf, State Track, and Volleyball Academic All-State. (This begins the meeting video)
— The Board discussed possible covid protocols for the 2021-22 school year. Relatedly, the Board heard the latest CDC school guidance and from School Nurse Jayne Lindsey and the District’s Medical Advisor Dr. Sarah Fox. The Board plans to bring back fall covid guidelines as an action item at a special meeting August 23. (Go to the 53 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the approval of academic standards for the 2021-22 school year as presented. They can be found here: https://mineralpointschools.org/mpsd/academic-standards/
(Go to the one hour, 47 minute, 30 second mark)
— The Board discussed holding a Board Retreat Monday, July 26 at 6:30 pm at the Walker House. The Board will use this to discuss its goals. (Go to the 50 minute, 45 second mark)
— Superintendent Wainwright presented his monthly budget update. (Go to the one hour, 45 minute, 30 second mark)
— The Board discussed its possible nominations for this year’s Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Business Honor Roll and will vote at the August meeting. (Go to the 52 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously (with Busch absent) approved all handbooks as presented for the 2021-22 school year, with the possible addition of new covid protocols after the August Board meeting. Handbooks are available here: https://mineralpointschools.org/mpsd/handbooks/
(Go to the one hour, 51 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) a transfer of $350,000 from Fund 10 to Fund 46. The transfer amount represents a surplus from the 2020-21 school year and will be transferred to the designated fund for capital maintenance. (Go to the two hour, 16 minute, 45 second mark — unfortunately sound was lost due to another microphone issue)
— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the resignation of Susan Kelm, 2nd Grade Teacher, and thanked her for her 35 years of service to the district.
— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the posting of the 2nd Grade Teaching vacancy.
— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the credit card statement and bills payable.
— The Board will hold a retreat July 26 at the Walker House. The next regular meeting will be August 9 with a special meeting scheduled for August 23.