Green Bay Area Public Schools have come under fire over the past year over behavioral problems at Washington Middle School , which came to a head when a teacher resigned citing concerns for her own safety.
Elliot Christenson of Green Bay was concerned that the district was not doing enough to address problems at the school. That’s why he started a petition for the firing of Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld.
“I wanted her [Langenfeld] to have some accountability and take some definitive action. And what action did she take?” Christenson told Local Five.
But with the renewal of Langenfeld’s contract for another two years and the release of the Board of Education’s evaluation of her, it is clear that Langenfeld is not going anywhere.
Brenda Warren, who serves as President of the Green Bay Area School District Board of Education spoke to Local Five today about the positive feedback found in the board’s evaluation.
“Through Dr. Langenfeld’s leadership and us working together with her, we’ve accomplished a lot and we have a lot of foundational pieces in place that are going to help us continue to make progress as we move forward,” Warren said.
Warren went on to say that the incidents at Washington Middle School never put Langenfield’s job at risk, and that much needed changes are coming, albeit slowly.
“Ultimately our goal is that we have all of our students achieving at high levels at Washington and that’s not going to happen in the next year, but I think we’ve taken good steps, we’ve put foundations in place,” Warren said.