The Stevens Point Board of Education decided at the Monday, Aug. 25, meeting that it will not pursue any measures to retain the current superintendent, Attila Weninger, after it was asked to consider doing so by several community leaders.
“A determination had been made in closed session,” said board president Angel Faxon. “What we were doing was closing the door on the issue, period.”
The discussion came after a show of support for Weninger from several community members at the Aug. 11 board meeting. Cliff King, an executive at Skyward, wrote a letter asking the board to do everything in its power to retain Weninger, obtained 26 other signatures for the letter and came to the meeting with several other members of the public to speak on the matter.
Board member Chris Scott asked to have the discussion about considering retaining Weninger placed on the agenda.
Faxon said she would never ignore a show of support like that and she later spoke with attorneys to find out if they were legally able to discuss keeping Weninger, who turned in an irrevocable letter of resignation in May, which was accepted by the board. Weninger’s contract ends in June 2015.