Board praises Krenz in annual review

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, September 13, 2016



The Austin School Public Schools Board is happy with Superintendent David Krenz’s performance and praised him for his leadership efforts.

“We believe he’s doing a great job,” Chair Angie Goetz said after the board meeting.

During Monday night’s meeting, the school board released its findings from Krenz’s annual review completed in a closed meeting Aug. 22.

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The board commended Krenz for encouraging leadership and new ideas throughout the district, like the learning suites at Sumner Elementary School and Launch Pad at Neveln Elementary School.

“The results of these innovative ideas have been remarkable for student progress,” a school board release stated.

The board praised Krenz for upper-level leadership skills, which he’s honed through work with Baldridge and implementation of Lean Six Sigma.

It also praised Krenz for his work with the calendar working group, which concluded a two-year study investigating the potential effects of a balanced calendar for the district.

“Mr. Krenz demonstrates a strong desire to do what is best for students and our community,” the board wrote.

Though the board initially opted not to change the calendar at the end of last school year, the board has talked of continuing discussions on potential calendar options.

Under Krenz’s leadership, the board was also pleased with the advancements of the district’s technology team, which launched a new website and recently outlined a strategic vision for the district.

The board also commended Krenz for his community involvement in various groups.

“The members of the school board look forward to working with Mr. Krenz, sharing in passion and commitment to providing high quality education for each student in Austin Public Schools,” the release read.

After the meeting, Krenz said the good review was appreciated, noting he and the board share the same goals for the district.

“It continues to be a great partnership,” he said. “Our vision for the district is: How can we best move it forward? And we’re doing that together.”