The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, January 9.
Video link: https://youtu.be/-OVb7pwPxn8
— The Board recognized the Green Bay Packers Character Playbook Community Impact Grant Winning Team of middle school students Rachel Heisner, Carver Potterton, Blake Robb, and Brynn Swenson. (This begins the meeting video)
— The School Board election timeline was discussed. Three candidates filed for two open seats: Andrew M. Busch (incumbent), Joni L. Heisner (incumbent), and Alan Schrank. The election is April 4. (Go to the 16 minute, 30 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the number of regular and special education spaces available for each grade level for open enrollment in the 2023-24 school year. (Go to the 23 minute, 15 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved a one-time retirement benefit as a cost savings measure to the district, as well as a thank you to longtime employees.
Qualified certified staff would need to have a minimum of 25 years of service to the district and be at least 55 years of age. They would need to commit to notifying the district no later than March 1, 2023 of their intent to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year. The program will terminate June 30, 2027.
In return, the employee would receive $8,000/year over the next three years in the form of a cash benefit or Health Reimbursement Account for premium and out of pocket expenses.
(Go to the one hour, 14 minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved renewing the Dodgeville/Mineral Point Boys Soccer co-op, Dodgeville/Mineral Point Boys and Girls Cross Country co-ops, and Dodgeville/Mineral Point/Iowa-Grant Gymnastics co-op for two-year agreements. (Go to the one hour, 43 minute, 15 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved Wisconsin Association of School Boards Delegate Joni Heisner to vote on resolutions at next week’s State Education Convention as she sees fit in the best interest of the district. (Go to the one hour, six minute, 45 second mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the hiring of Maddy Chapman as a part time instructional assistant at Mineral Point Elementary. (Go to the one hour, nine minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the resignation of Mallory McGuire as High School Instructional Assistant as she will be student teaching. (Go to the one hour, 11 minute, 45 second mark)
— Superintendent Mitch Wainwright provided his monthly budget update. (Go to the 13 minute, 45 second mark)
— Building Administrator reports were tabled as it had only been 11 school days since the last meeting/report. (Go to the 16 minute mark)
— The Board unanimously approved the credit card statement and bills payable. (Go to the one hour, 46 minute, 30 second mark)
— The Board moved to closed session for the Superintendent’s Evaluation.
— The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is set for Monday, February 13 at 6 pm.