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

Board Asks for Architect Bids

November 26 Special Meeting – The Board voted 4-3 to not approve FEH Design as the architect for the elementary remodel/addition project. Voting in favor of FEH were Everett Lindsey, Tony Dahl, and Andy Busch. Voting against were Larry Steffes, Nate Chambers, Aaron Dunn, and Jeff Basting. FEH Design has been the firm working with … 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

Board Discusses Relationship with FEH Design

The Board spent the majority of its special meeting Monday, November 19 discussing next steps post-referendum, including its work with FEH Design as it pertains to the elementary project. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Following the Friday, November 16 meeting, Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright requested Kevin Eipperle of FEH to send him … Read More

Board Discusses Post-Referendum Steps

The Board spent much of its special meeting Friday, November 16 discussing next steps to begin construction on the elementary remodel/addition. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Board policy 672.1 states that any contracts over $100,000 must include sealed bids. FEH Design and Kraemer Brothers have already emailed Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright contracts … Read More

November Regular Board Meeting

Anthony Dahl was appointed by the School Board at its November regular meeting to fill the vacant School Board seat left by Kelly Gundlach. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Board policy directed how the vote was to take place. Board members used a signed ballot. A candidate would have needed four votes … Read More

Dahl Appointed to School Board

Anthony Dahl has just been appointed by the School Board at tonight’s meeting (Monday, November 12) to fill the vacant School Board seat left by Kelly Gundlach. To read his interest letter:              Board policy directed how the vote was to take place. Board members used a signed ballot. A … Read More

Regardless of Referendum Outcome, Mill Rate Will Drop in 2018-19

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Mineral Point School Board certified two levies for the 2018-19 school year, contingent on the outcome of the November 6 elementary building referendum vote. Either a pass or fail vote will produce a mill rate drop. (Keep scrolling past the video for more article text) The first … Read More

Enrollment Up for 2018-19

Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright shared enrollment data from the state’s 3rd Friday count in September with the Board at Monday night’s meeting. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Mineral Point has 759 students this year, up from 724 last year. However, for purposes of calculating state aid, the number is 688 as not … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

At last night’s October 8 meeting, School Board President Jeff Basting read a resignation letter from Board Member Kelly Gundlach, effective immediately. Gundlach’s letter stated that, as of November 1, her permanent address will be in Illinois. She added, “I am grateful to have represented the interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers, and last but not … Read More