Inclement Weather Make Up Day Plan

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL February 13, 2019 Hello Middle and High School Families — After consulting with Transportation Director Todd Schmitz regarding busing concerns from families with the new start time, we have had to make a slight change to our previously proposed schedule (see #1 on the list below). The following changes will be in effect … Read More

April 2 Referendum on Ballot

At Monday’s meeting, the School Board voted 5-2 to approve a referendum resolution that will appear on the April 2 ballot regarding a new elementary building. Voting against were Aaron Dunn and Andy Busch. “BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Unified School District of Mineral Point, Iowa and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin that … Read More

Board Discusses New Elementary Building

The Board spent a majority of its meeting Monday night listening to Brad Simonson of HSR Associates with regard to the firm’s thoughts around a proposed new elementary school building. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Simonson stated HSR is thinking of a 72,000 gross total square foot building. He considers that number … Read More

2019 School Board Candidate Field Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Wednesday, January 2 at 5 pm. The only candidates to register were the incumbents: Andy Busch, Tony Dahl, and Larry Steffes. The top two vote recipients will serve three year terms, with … Read More

Board Hires New Architect

At a special meeting held by the School Board Tuesday, December 18, the Board voted 6-0 (with Andy Busch absent) to approve, pending reference checks, HSR as the architect for an elementary building project. Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright confirmed Friday HSR passed reference checks and will be the architect. There were three finalists brought in … Read More

Board to Draft Language for April Referendum

Following a two hour discussion from the community, the School Board voted 4-3 Monday, December 17 in favor of moving forward with drafting resolution language for an April 2 referendum for a new elementary building. Voting in favor were Tony Dahl, Everett Lindsey, Larry Steffes, and Jeff Basting. Voting against were Aaron Dunn, Andy Busch, … Read More

Board to Consider Elementary New Building Referendum

The Board spent a great deal of time at its Monday, November 10 special meeting discussing and hearing support as well as concerns regarding the possibility of going back to referendum in April 2019 for a new elementary building. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Voters approved a renovation/addition to the existing elementary … Read More

2019 School Board Election Information

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The term of office for these school board members begins Monday, April 22, 2019. The top two vote recipients will serve three year terms, with the third place vote recipient serving a one year term. Incumbents whose … Read More

Five Star Ranking Again on State Report Card

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2017-18 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored an 87.1, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. This is the third year in a row the District has received the prestigious five star … Read More

Voters Approve Referenda Questions

Mineral Point Unified School District voters approved two referenda questions on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Question 1 asked for $11.92 million to renovate and expand the existing elementary building. Question 2 asked for $350 thousand recurring for ongoing district operations. “Thank you, Pointer Nation. We are grateful for the results of this election and … Read More