Board Hears from Stakeholders Regarding Superintendent Transition

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, July 9 to discuss characteristics desired in the new superintendent. Stakeholders of staff, parents, and community gathered to share their thoughts as well. The video below discusses those characteristics, as well as the future of the district, concerns, and possible next steps of the transition … Read More

Board Discusses Superintendent Transition Plan

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday morning, July 2 to discuss transition planning regarding the notification of resignation of Superintendent Dr. Luke Francois last Wednesday, June 27. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Dr. Francois is departing to become the Executive Director of Business Services with the Sauk Prairie School District. Board … Read More

Slight Bump in State Aid Projected

(DPI press release) About half of Wisconsin public school districts (including Mineral Point) will receive more general aid in the 2018-19 school year than they did for the 2017-18 school year based on estimates released by the Department of Public Instruction. Mineral Point is estimated to receive an additional $60,033 for 2018-19, compared to 2017-18. … Read More

District to Receive State Safety Grant

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced June 28 a list of 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487 which will be spent … Read More

Superintendent Francois to Resign

On the afternoon of June 27, Mineral Point Unified School District Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. announced he has verbally accepted the position of Executive Director of Business Services in the Sauk Prairie School District. Dr. Francois’ leadership the past seven years, along with the incredible work of teachers, staff and administrators–combined with parent and community … Read More

First Grants Presented by Mineral Point Excellence in Education Board

Margaret Mead’s famous quote – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – most certainly reflects the accomplishments of the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Advisory Board. Formed in January of 2017, this group – including Kristin Mitchell, chair; Nancy … Read More

Board Moves Forward with Middle/High School Secured Entrance

Currently, the middle/high school entrance contains a set of double doors that lead right into the heart of the facility. Although there is a key fob system at this entrance, once a visitor is buzzed in, he/she has immediate access to student-occupied areas. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The District asked the state … Read More

Open House at Options in Education

The community is invited to an Open House at the Options in Education Program Thursday, May 31 from 3 pm-6 pm at 4056 Highway 39, Mineral Point. The Options in Education Program is celebrating its second year as part of the Mineral Point Unified School District. The multi-district program is comprised of students from all … Read More

Class of 2018 Honored With Scholarships

Mineral Point High School held its annual Senior Scholarship Night Thursday, May 17 at the Opera House. Earning scholarships and awards were as follows: Jordyn Abbott: Future Business Leaders of America $500, Herb & Irene Harris $1,000 Avrie Basye: Cummins Emission Solutions $1,000, Bill & Rosalie Logue Memorial $2,000, Carroll University Scholarships $52,000 Danielle Blum: … Read More

Basting Elected Board President

By a unanimous vote at Monday night’s School Board meeting, Jeff Basting was elected President for 2018-19. Larry Steffes stated he would not be seeking another term as Board President. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Elected to the other offices were: Nate Chambers, Vice President; Everett Lindsey, Clerk; and Larry Steffes, Treasurer. … Read More