The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and recognized several successful winter state-level participants and winners. (This begins the meeting video)
Video link: https://youtu.be/MJr9jydZqAw
Katelyn Oellerich was honored for receiving the State School Psychologist of the Year Award by the Wisconsin School Psychologist Association.
Coach Curtis Fiedler spoke on the accomplishments of the State Wrestling Qualifiers and State Girls Champion, Kylie Rule.
The State Qualifying Gymnastics Team was talked about for their accomplishments.
Coach Michael Keyes introduced the State Champion Girls Basketball Team.
— The Board unanimously approved the retirement of Deb Molle (3rd Grade Teacher), effective at the end of the school year. Mrs. Molle also volunteers to serve as the school’s liaison to Pointer Pantry. (Go to the 52 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the hiring of Jenna Wedig as full-time Elementary Instructional Assistant and Kim Wedig as part-time Elementary Instructional Assistant. (Go to the 53 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved continuing the Social & Emotional Learning Coach position for the 2022-23 school year. 72% of the position is covered by grant money. (Go to the 56 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved continuing the Communications Director position. (Go to the one hour, 19 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved, contingent upon an early start waiver from the Department of Public Instruction, the 2022-23 school calendar. The district will share the calendar out if/when the waiver is approved. (Go to the 39 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved tabling the item of a CPI increase (without a step increase) for staff for the 2022-23 school year until after the upcoming Operations/Finance/Personnel Committee Meeting and bring a recommendation back to the April Board meeting. (Go to the two hour, nine minute, 45 second mark)
— Superintendent Wainwright presented his monthly budget comparison. (Go to the 36 minute, 30 second mark)
— Superintendent Wainwright presented the current covid state of the district. (Go to the 38 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the policy update regarding post-retirement benefit plan. Removing from the handbook under section 8.03 A: “The retirement must be recognized as such by the Wisconsin State Teachers Retirement System.” (Go to the two hour, 12 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved updated policies related to Library Services. (Go to the two hour, 33 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved an update to the policy regarding physical exams for staff because a tuberculosis test is no longer required. (Go to the two hour, 42 minute, 44 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved increasing the dollar amount of the purchasing policy from $5,000 to $10,000. This means the superintendent does not need to seek Board approval prior to purchasing goods and services under $10,000. (Go to the three hour, five minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved an update to the 453.3 rule to include covid as a reason for exclusion (in the list along with the other communicable diseases). Also, an update to ES/MS/HS Student Handbooks individually. Remove common reasons for exclusion mentioned in ES handbook page 36 under STUDENT HEATH. Remove COVID-19 section in HS handbook page 25. Include a Student Health section that reads:
“The school has the legal right to exclude any child from school if he/she is ill or has an infection that is contagious. This school system will adhere to the restrictions and regulations concerning contagious diseases issued by the Wis. State Board of Health.”
“To protect our school community, students with known contagious diseases are excluded from attending school until they provide a doctor’s release. When a student comes to the nurse’s office during school hours with an illness, his/her temperature will be taken and other symptoms assessed. If the temperature is above 100 degrees or the student is vomiting, has diarrhea, an undiagnosed rash, discoloration or drainage of the eyes, suspected communicable disease, or head lice, the parent/guardian must pick up the student. A student must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of medication, before returning to school.”
“Prescription medication shall be given to students by school district personnel with written orders from a healthcare provider and with parent permission. Non prescription medication will be administered to students with written parent/guardian permission. Parents must deliver medication to school in the original container. We will do everything possible to ease symptoms without medication, and if we are unable to do so, parents will be contacted so they may pick up their children to take them home. If any questions, please feel free to contact the school nurse or visit the school website to review policy.”
(Go to the three hour, nine minute, 30 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved an update to its policy regarding Public Participation at Board Meetings to say that emails to the board will no longer be read verbatim out loud at meetings. (Go to the two hour, 43 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the credit card statement and bills payable. (Go to the three hour, 36 minute, 45 second mark)
— The next regular meeting of the board is scheduled for Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm.