The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and heard the latest updates regarding the elementary construction project from Tim Ruppert of HSR and Eric Portz of Kraemer Brothers.

Due to the renovation/addition project, K-5 students will now begin school Tuesday, September 7 with 4K and EC starting Thursday, September 9. Middle/High school students will still have their first day Wednesday, September 1. The contractors, Kraemer Brothers, are confident the elementary building will safely be ready for student occupancy by this new date. (A reminder that Wednesdays this school year will continue to be a 2 pm dismissal time for all students).

This adjustment to the start date can be made due to the fact elementary students are required by the state to have less minutes of instruction annually than older students. The last day of the school year is still scheduled for Friday, June 3.

You can view HSR’s presentation here with updated photos:

Video link:

(Go to the eight minute, 30 second mark of the video)

Other business:

— Once a year, the Board has the opportunity to nominate up to five businesses for recognition on the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ Business Honor Roll for their support of the District. Unanimously voted (with Dunn, Skelding, and Steffes absent) to recognize Chambers Masonry, Mineral Point Excellence in Education Endowment Fund, Pointer Pantry, and Webbs at Work as part of this year’s WASB Business Honor Roll. (Go to the 14 minute, 15 second mark)

— Unanimously approved (with Dunn, Skelding, and Steffes absent) the credit card statement and bills payable. (Go to the 19 minute mark)

— Following closed session, unanimously approved (with Dunn, Skelding, and Steffes absent) the following new staff hires: Courtney Miess, 2nd Grade Teacher and Reagan Roelli, High School Instructional Assistant.

— The Board will hold a special meeting Monday, August 23 at 6:30 pm to discuss possible COVID protocols for the 2021-22 school year. The next regular meeting is set for Monday, September 13 at 6:30 pm.