District officials made it a priority to keep the public informed about the needs prompting a November 6, 2018 Referendum.

The Board of Education decided in November 2017 to convene an Elementary School Planning Committee to study building needs and make a recommendation to the Board. A community survey was conducted in the Spring of 2018.

The Board approved two referendum questions to appear on the November 2018 ballot in August.

Please keep checking this page for updates and more information.

THE PLAN

The Mineral Point Unified School District will ask voters to approve two referendum questions on the November 6 ballot to address issues in the District. If approved by voters, the solution will:

  • Renovate and expand the existing elementary
  • Provide recurring funds to maintain current district programming and services

REFERENDA QUESTIONS

Question 1: “Shall the Mineral Point Unified School District, Iowa and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $11,920,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of an Elementary School building and improvement program consisting of: code, maintenance and ADA improvements; renovations and updates; parking, bus lane, site and stormwater improvements; construction of an addition for a secure lobby, offices and classrooms and an addition for physical education and a gymnasium; and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment?”

Question 2: “Shall the Mineral Point Unified School District, Iowa and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $350,000 for the 2019-2020 school year and thereafter, for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing operational expenses?”

ELEMENTARY RENOVATION DRAFT

DOCUMENTS

BLOGS

September 2: Change is Constant

July 31: What a Community Values

PRESENTATIONS

October 1: Mineral Point Public Library Board, 5 pm, MP Public Library (137 High Street)

October 1: Mineral Point Lions Club, 7 pm, Tony’s Tap (10 Commerce Street)

October 10: Open House, 7 pm, MP Elementary Gym (611 Cothern Street)

October 16: Mineral Point Kiwanis Club, 12 pm, Pointer Cafe (809 Ridge Street)

October 24: Open House, 7 pm, MP Elementary Gym (611 Cothern Street)

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright at mitch.wainwright@mp.k12.wi.us (987-0740) or Communications Director Joelle Doye at joelle.doye@mp.k12.wi.us (987-0723).