Board Approves Salary Schedule for 2019-20

At a special meeting Monday, April 22, the School Board approved the proposed CPI step increase and Teacher Salary Schedule for the 2019-20 school year. (Scroll past the video for more article text) CPI is 2.44%. Support staff would get $0.50 more per hour, but anyone off the schedule due to years of experience would … Read More

Board Hears Budget Development Timeline

Superintendent Mitch Wainwright discussed the Budget Development Timeline for the 2019-20 school year with the Board at its regular monthly meeting Monday night. (Scroll past the video for more article text) To view the timeline, visit: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=44127847 Finance Committee Chair Andy Busch is planning on a meeting prior to the next full Board meeting in … Read More

Voters Reject New Elementary School; Three Extend Terms on Board

  Mineral Point Unified School District voters rejected a referendum question on the April 2, 2019 ballot. The question asked for $19.5 million for a new elementary school to be built on the existing middle/high school campus. With a failed April vote, the School Board has stated it will implement the successful November 2018 vote … Read More

Board Discusses Possible Uses for Elementary Building

At its regular monthly meeting March 11, the School Board held discussion around options for the current elementary building, should the April 2 referendum be successful. (Scroll past the video for more article text.) Board member Tony Dahl reminded everyone that, if the referendum is successful, the district would still be using the current elementary … Read More

Board Hears Referendum Update from HSR

The School Board began its regular monthly meeting Monday with an update from HSR Associates regarding the upcoming April referendum. (Scroll past the video for more article text) HSR shared with the Board the first draft of a fact sheet that will be an integral part to communication of the referendum. Once finalized, the fact … 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