The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Video link:

— The Board began its meeting by recognizing the following accomplishments: National Special Olympics Bowling, Academic All-State Cross Country, State Wrestling, State Gymnastics, WEMTA Video Place Winner, and Middle School State Wrestling.

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— The Board unanimously approved (with Andy Busch absent) the school calendar for the 2024-25 school year, which can be found here:

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— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the retirement notice of Helen Klaas (6th Grade Teacher), as well as the resignation notices of Dalton Miles (Middle/High School English Teacher) and Danielle Swenson (Elementary Special Education Teacher), all effective at the end of the 2023-24 school year. (Go to the one hour, 48 minute, 15 second mark)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the addition of a Middle School Reading Interventionist and a District Special Education Teacher. (Go to the one hour, 13 minute mark)

— The Board heard committee reports. All four committees (Finance, Personnel, Operations, and Policy) met in March. (Go to the 31 minute, 15 second mark)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) the credit card statement and bills payable. (Go to the 11 minute, 45 second mark)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Busch absent) a purchase Over $10,000.  (This will include sealcoating the high school parking lot, a computer lab for the agriculture program, a graphic art computer lab, and upgrading office staff computers.) (Go to the one hour, 34 minute, 15 second mark)

— The Board discussed its monthly update regarding School Board Priorities (Recruit and Retain Staff, Providing a Safe Social and Emotional Environment for Everyone, School Board Governance). (Go to the 17 minute, 15 second mark)

— The Board heard an update on Board Candidate Interviews for the April 2 election. All four candidates (Rachael Bergstrom, Justin Skelding, Alan Schrank, Aaron Dunn) have been invited to participate in video interviews by Pointer Media students. A video of their responses will be compiled and shared out. The top three vote recipients will be elected to three-year terms. (Go to the 20 minute, 30 second mark)

— The Board did its monthly review of its self-evaluation tool and discussed its tracking of ongoing projects/assignments. (Go to the one hour, 39 minute mark)

— Superintendent Mitch Wainwright presented his monthly budget update. (Go to the 22 minute, 15 second mark)

— The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 6 pm.