The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and discussed the following items.

Meeting video link:

— The meeting began by recognizing the following:

  • Moment of silence for former School Board Member Glenn Kinch who recently passed away
  • State Music Honors Project participants Josie Dunn, Libby Dunn, Abby Webb, Elliott Webb, and James Webb.
  • All-State Volleyball honorees Malea Aschliman and Maddy Kabat.
  • TDS Educator of the Year Nominee Tom Steger (High School Science Teacher)
  • UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education Distinguished Alumni of the Year Joelle Doye (Communications Director)

(Unfortunately, there is no video of this portion of the meeting due to technical difficulties of the camera not working)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Christie Johnston absent) the long-range capital maintenance plan as presented. 

These projects would be using Fund 46 monies, which can only be used for capital maintenance projects. The top projects listed predominantly deal with safety.

Approval of this plan does not commit the district to actually paying for these projects at this time — rather, it is a guide of what projects are priorities in the near future.

(Go to the 57 minute, 15 second mark of the video)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Johnston absent) the bills payable and credit card statement. (This begins the meeting video)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Johnston absent) the second reading of school board norms. (Go to the one hour, nine minute mark)

— The Board heard monthly updates from building administrators (go to the nine minute mark).

— The Board reviewed the School Board Election Timeline. More information can be found at this link:

(Go to the 31 minute, 30 second mark)

— Superintendent Mitch Wainwright presented his monthly budget comparison. (Go to the 32 minute, 30 second mark)

— An Operations Committee update report was shared. (Go to the 33 minute, 30 second mark)

— A Policy Committee update report was shared. (Go to the 41 minute, 30 second mark)

— The Board held first readings regarding revised/new policies dealing with library/media, Naloxone (Narcan), and new Board member onboarding. These will come back to the Board as an action item next month. (Go to the 43 minute, 15 second mark)

— The approval to hire an Elementary Instructional Assistant was tabled as no candidate was brought before the Board. The full time position has been re-posted, along with a part time Middle School Instructional Assistant. (Go to the one hour, 11 minute mark)

— The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Monday, January 8.