Board Designates Capital Maintenance Projects

At Monday’s School Board meeting, the Operations Committee made several suggestions for use of the Fund 46 monies available for the district to use. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Fund 46 is a Capital Maintenance Fund — monies have been put by the district into this fund for the last five years … Read More

2020 School Board Candidate Field Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 7 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Tuesday, January 7 at 5 pm. Candidates registered include: Andy Busch, Tony Dahl (incumbent), Joni L. Heisner, Debra Hintz, Bob Janetka, and Gary J. Sullivan (incumbent). Jeff Basting (incumbent) is not seeking another … Read More

Board Approves Construction Phasing Plan

At Monday’s regular monthly meeting, the School Board held discussion and approved the construction phasing timeline for the elementary renovation/addition. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Approved by a 6-0 vote with Dahl absent was architect HSR’s recommendation to build the new addition first. This will allow the new addition to be used … Read More


It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The term of office for these school board members begins Monday, April 27, 2020. The top two vote recipients will serve three year terms, with the third place vote recipient serving a two year term. Incumbents whose … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring three businesses named to the 2019 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Military Ridge Veterinary Service & Sleepy Valley Kennels, LLC: Military Ridge Veterinary Service of Dodgeville provided discounted services for Mineral Point … Read More

All MP Schools Earn Five Star Report Card Rating

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2018-19 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored an 86.4, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. This is the fourth year in a row the District has received the prestigious five star … Read More

District Honored With Communication Awards of Excellence

The Mineral Point Unified School District was honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two awards for its work in school communications during the 2018-19 school year. #PointerNation has now earned 12 WSPRA Awards since the fall of 2015. WSPRA showcased the Spectrum Awards at its annual fall conference, this year held … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Renee Rolli

Renee Rolli Assistant District Bookkeeper   Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Renee earned her Bachelors of Science in Business with an Accounting emphasis from Edgewood College in 2011. Previous employment: She has served as a Bookkeeping Assistant at Hallada Auto Group, a Staff Accountant and Payroll & Accounting Assistant at … 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

Board Sets 2019-20 Tax Levy

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Mineral Point School Board certified the levy for the 2019-20 school year by a 6-0 vote with Larry Steffes absent. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Although the mill rate is up this year, it is increasing by less than what was projected during last … Read More