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ERIC Number: EJ1007037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Back in the Game
McCrea, Bridget
District Administration, v49 n1 p53-55 Jan 2013
In 2010, Attila J. Weninger was 61 and ready to retire. But he received a phone call. A recruitment firm hired by the Stevens Point (Wis.) Area Public School District called on Weninger to help the troubled district, which faced budget problems, vacancies in top cabinet positions, and two previously failed referendums. It was in sore need of new leadership and direction, and the district wanted his experience as a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent, and his history of working with unions. On his to-do list, he addressed the lack of morale and trust within the district. There were also budgetary issues to manage, such as a new cut of $8 million from an already-tight budget, and empty administrative seats to fill. To date, Weninger is working on 47 "completed and continuing" tasks on his initial to-do list and has finished five of them. The district has balanced its budget for two consecutive years. There were also academic changes, which paid off. Last fall, four schools met the new Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination benchmarks and the rest exceeded those requirements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations