Elementary Building Discussions Continue

At its regular monthly meeting, the Board heard the latest updates on the elementary building project from Tim Ruppert of HSR. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Ruppert stated the discussions have reached a milestone of now moving into engineering conversations, and the district is halfway through the design process. “Right where we … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

The Board of Education of the Mineral Point Unified School District is searching for its next member. Friday, August 23, Superintendent Mitch Wainwright and Board President Jeff Basting received the resignation of Andrew M. Busch, effectively immediately. Busch took office in April 2016. The Board will now begin searching for a replacement. Any qualified elector … Read More

Board Hears Elementary Foundation Update

The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and learned the latest from architect HSR and engineer raSmith regarding the foundation investigation at the elementary building. (Scroll past the video for more article text — this discussion begins the video) Tim Ruppert of HSR and Wayne Vandenbergh of raSmith gave the presentation to … Read More

Board Adds Surplus to Capital Maintenance Fund

The Mineral Point School Board held a brief meeting July 29. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Business included: — Superintendent Mitch Wainwright stated the annual audit by Johnson Block has been completed. Given the end of year surplus, the district recommended committing $175,000 to Fund 46 and the remaining to fund balance. … Read More

Second Grants Presented by Excellence in Education Board

Kristin Mitchell, chair, and members of the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Advisory Board were on hand at the recent Mineral Point Schools Staff Recognition Event for two reasons. First, the advisory board offered its sincere appreciation to all faculty and staff for their care of and commitment to the students of the district. Each … Read More

Elementary Planning Proceeding

Tim Ruppert from HSR architects told the school board at its meeting Monday, July 8 that everything is “falling in place very well” with regard to the elementary renovation timeline. (Continue past the video for more article text) Ruppert presented a potential revised drop off/pick up loop, as well as visitor and handicapped parking on … Read More

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