Board Declines Elementary School Planning Committee’s Request for Community Workshop

Elementary School Planning Committee (ESPC) co-chairs Maggie Tucker and Leah McDonald updated the board with a summary of the last ESPC meeting and requested a Community Workshop to guide the committee’s work. (Scroll past video for more article text) Tucker and McDonald stated the committee doesn’t have a preconceived notion and doesn’t want to “put … Read More

Board Determines Open Enrollment Availability

The Mineral Point School Board held discussion and unanimously approved space available, as detailed below, for open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. (Larry Steffes was absent from the meeting). Scroll past the video for more article text. The state requires school districts to set their regular and special open enrollment caps in January of … Read More

2018 School Board Candidate Field is Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Tuesday, January 2 at 5 pm. Four candidates will vie for three seats. They are: Nathan D. Chambers, Aaron Dunn, Glenn E. Kinch, and Everett R. Lindsey. All three incumbents (Larry Dolphin, … Read More

Board Will Look to Fill Three Seats

At Monday’s School Board meeting, Board Secretary Angie Schubert reported the three incumbents (Larry Dolphin, Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson) whose seats are up for election in April 2018 have filed non-candidacy papers and will not be seeking another term. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The deadline to file candidacy is 5 pm … Read More

2018 School Board Election Information

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The term of office for these school board members is three years beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. Incumbents whose seats are up for re-election include Larry Dolphin, Lisa Hay, and Julie Stephenson. All three of these incumbents … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring three business named to the 2017 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Farmers Implement Store, Gorgen Funeral Services, and Mineral Point Opera House. Farmers Implement Store has been a vital part … Read More

Board Hires Elementary Phy Ed Teacher

The Mineral Point School Board gathered for a special meeting Monday night to vote on the hiring of the new Elementary Physical Education Teacher, whom will start at the beginning of the 2nd Semester in January. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Prior to voting on the hiring, the Board discussed the Hiring … Read More

Board Certifies Levy With Mill Rate Decrease

The Mineral Point School Board certified the 2017-18 levy at its meeting Monday night. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The equalized property value for the school district increased 4.70% to $321,869,233.   Using the known equalized property values and equalized aid, the district has the ability to levy the remaining revenue up … Read More

Board Hears Strong State Test Results

The Mineral Point School Board heard great news regarding student achievement, as reported on the Forward Exam, Aspire, and ACT tests. (Scroll past video for more article text) Elementary Principal Matt Renwick attributed the results to several factors, including: the Professional Learning Communities process, being more strategic of how the district is working with kids, … Read More

Board Votes to Exceed Revenue Limit for Dust Collector

At Monday night’s School Board meeting, the Board voted 5-2 to approve a resolution to exceed the revenue limit to purchase the dust collector system for the tech ed department. (Scroll past the video for more article text.) Voting yes were Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson, Kelly Gundlach, Andy Busch, and Jeff Basting. Voting no were … Read More