Design Process Continues for Elementary

At the Monday, June 10 regular meeting, the School Board heard the latest from architect firm HSR with regards to the elementary building project. (Scroll past the video for more article text) HSR stated they have met with elementary staff, and continue to meet with a core committee of a few board members and administrators. … Read More

Board Approves Open Enrollments, Staffing Update

The Mineral Point School Board held a brief meeting Thursday morning. The following items were unanimously approved with Everett Lindsey, Jeff Basting, Nate Chambers, and Larry Steffes present and Tony Dahl, Aaron Dunn, and Andy Busch absent. Open Enrollments in and out for the 2019-20 school year as recommended by administration. Resignation of Janis Needham, … Read More

Austin Hired as High School Principal

At the regular monthly meeting of the School Board Monday night, following closed session, the Board unanimously approved the hiring of Matt Austin to be the next Mineral Point High School Principal, commencing with the 2019-20 school year. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Mr. Austin has been a science teacher at Mineral … Read More

Board Approves Special Ed Hirings

The School Board held a brief special meeting Monday, April 29 to discuss staffing. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Following closed session, the Board unanimously approved (with Larry Steffes absent) beginning with the 2019-20 school year the hiring of Jodi Renwick as an Elementary Special Education Teacher and Curtis Fiedler as a … Read More

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