Start Slow

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Who could have ever imagined that we would find ourselves in this situation?  Schools are shut down by the state and people are asked to stay at home for safety reasons. School staff continuing to educating students virtually to the best of our ability is just unthinkable, but here we are.  … Read More

More About Fund 46

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright School districts use multiple funding accounts to operate throughout the school year.  Some accounts, like Fund 10, are for the general education services provided to teach our students.  Other accounts, like Fund 27, are specific for special education programs and support. Still, other accounts cover athletics and co-curricular activities, food service, … Read More

Fund 46 for Capital Maintenance

by Mitch Wainwright Much like your own finances, schools have specific accounts where they receive money and spend money.  At home, the first of the month might be your mortgage payment and electric bill. In the middle of the month, you may pay for your vehicle and cable bill.  The point is, you have money … Read More

Safety: A Constant Topic

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright With the recent school safety issues happening here in Wisconsin, we all take a step back and reevaluate how our own school compares to those that have been affected by the tragic events.  This is especially true as we are designing a new addition and remodeling project at the elementary school. … Read More

Sense of Family

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright There are two things that come to mind as I begin to write this article.  The first is the release of our state report card. Mineral Point Unified School District has earned the rating of “Significantly Exceeds State Expectations” for the fourth year in a row.  The students and staff have … Read More

Look a Little Closer

by Mitch Wainwright Every property owner will receive a property tax bill in the mail and will look at the increase in their payment from one year to the next.  This will be the same for me when my property tax bill comes in the mail. I would like to ask that you look a … Read More

Many Other Factors

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright It’s hard to believe that one year ago, the district was asking the taxpayers for permission to issue debt to add on to and remodel the elementary school, along with asking for additional operating money.  During those meetings last fall, we presented information on the property tax impact if one, or … Read More

Good Referendum News

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I have good news to share with everyone about the elementary building referendum.  At last month’s school board meeting, our architect (HSR) and a structural engineer (raSmith) reported to the board what they believe to be the main issue under the building foundation. By digging a series of holes inside and … Read More

Take a Moment to Reflect

by Mitch Wainwright I was recently having a conversation about how quickly summer has come and gone this year and the proof is in how clean the buildings are.  One registration day has already happened, “Back to School” commercials are all over the place, and soon many high school students will be coming back for … Read More

Celebrate Together

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The 4th of July is a time to celebrate.  It makes me think about all of the people that have worked hard and sacrificed to get us where we are today.  Some men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice and should not be forgotten. Our freedoms should not be taken … Read More