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

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring four businesses named to the 2018 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Badger Welding, Midwest Roofing, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health, and SSM Health. Badger Welding: Badger Welding of Mineral … Read More

School Board Holds Special Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, August 27 to finalize the exact legal language to be used for the November 6 referenda questions. (Scroll past the video for more article text) With regard to the elementary renovations, the resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $11,920,000 was … Read More

Wainwright Named Interim Superintendent

Following a special School Board meeting Wednesday, August 15, the Board voted in favor of hiring Mitch Wainwright as Interim Superintendent and High School Principal. Mr. Wainwright has been serving as MPHS Principal since the 2011-12 school year. Voting in favor were Everett Lindsey, Andy Busch, Nate Chambers, Aaron Dunn, and Jeff Basting. Opposed were … Read More

Board Places Two Referenda Questions on November 6 Ballot

At Monday night’s regular monthly School Board meeting, the Board voted in favor of placing two referenda questions on the November 6 ballot. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The first question will ask voters: Shall the Unified School District of Mineral Point be authorized pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, … Read More

Board Discusses Pre K Classroom Location

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday morning to discuss the Early Childhood/Pre K classroom location. (Scroll past video for more article text) Following recommendations from FEH to relocate EC/Pre K to the ground floor for safety reasons, and parents suggesting the same, it was the recommendation of Superintendent Luke Francois to … Read More

Wainwright Offered Interim Superintendent Position, Pending Negotiations

A full agenda with important items kept the Mineral Point School Board busy Monday night during a five hour meeting held in the library due to an overflow crowd. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Superintendent Transition Plan The Board voted on two matters pertaining to the superintendent transition plan. Following closed session, … Read More

Board Hears from Stakeholders Regarding Superintendent Transition

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, July 9 to discuss characteristics desired in the new superintendent. Stakeholders of staff, parents, and community gathered to share their thoughts as well. The video below discusses those characteristics, as well as the future of the district, concerns, and possible next steps of the transition … Read More

Board Discusses Superintendent Transition Plan

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday morning, July 2 to discuss transition planning regarding the notification of resignation of Superintendent Dr. Luke Francois last Wednesday, June 27. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Dr. Francois is departing to become the Executive Director of Business Services with the Sauk Prairie School District. Board … Read More