Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Krizic is moving to Rhode Island to become superintendent for Portsmouth School Department.
The Portsmouth, R.I., School Department has hired former Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Lynn Krizic as its new superintendent. The School Committee in Portsmouth hired Krizic Tuesday, in what Portsmouth Patch is calling a "surprise" move. The appointment of a superintendent was not listed on the meeting's agenda. Current Portsmouth Superintendent Susan Lusi announced on Jan. 11 she would not seek renewal of her contract. A search committee was hired to find her replacement. The final three candidates were supposed to have been presented to the School Committee at the end of May, but when that actually happened is unclear, Portsmouth Patch Editor Sandy McGee said. A unanimous vote to offer the job to Krizic took place last Wednesday…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Patch compares compensation of school district superintendents around the region.
Education funding remains one of the singularly most debated public policy issues of the day, with salary and benefits headlining the discussion. Patch surveyed 12 local school districts to shed some light on just how much our superintendents are being paid. All salary, other compensation, budget and school information have been collected from actual budgets, compensation reports and other official financial documents made available under Illinois law by every school district. Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Dr. Lynn S. Krizic’s tenure as superintendent of Elmhurst Unit District 205 hasn’t been without controversy. Named to the post by the School Board in 2006, Krizic will not be returning next school year. Responsible for …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Elmhurst District 205's new superintendent, David Pruneau, had his first official meet and greet with parents and Elmhurst dignitaries Friday.
Elmhurst District 205’s newly hired superintendent David Pruneau and his wife, Sue, joined current and future School Board members, parents, students and Elmhurst officials at a reception in his honor Friday evening at York High School. Pruneau made the four-hour trip from Rochester, Mich., where he is finishing up the school year as superintendent of the Rochester Community School District, to spend the weekend in Elmhurst. He begins his official duties with District 205 July 1. A York string quartet entertained guests in the commons at the school, and a buffet of finger foods was provided by the York food service team. In formally introducing Pruneau, School Board President Peggy Ostojic listed his accomplishments, which include being …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Pruneau spent about an hour talking to reporters this morning, and he will be in Elmhurst April 15 to talk to the community. He starts his new job July 1.
David L. Pruneau has set building relationships and trust as a priority in his new job as superintendent of Elmhurst Unit District 205. “I’m not coming in as the answer man,” he told a contingent of reporters during a conference call this morning. “I’m coming in to help people achieve their vision, either individually, as a group or as a district.” Pruneau, 60, is retiring from his position as superintendent at Rochester Community Schools in Rochester, Mich. That district is facing $16 million in budget cuts for next year, he said, “because the coffers are empty at the state level.” He wasn’t hesitant to answer questions about collecting a retirement pension from Michigan while on salary in Elmhurst. “I wasn’t ready to retire,” he said. “…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Public will have an opportunity to meet him April 15.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
David L. Pruneau has been chosen as the next superintendent of Elmhurst Unit School District 205. Following a months-long process, on March 22 the Board of Education named the veteran educator from Rochester, Mich., as their choice to lead Elmhurst’s 13 schools and more than 8,000 students, beginning on July 1. The board has signed a three-year contract, with a salary of $212,000 in the first year, according to a press release from District 205. “I feel very fortunate and privileged to be joining the educational team in the Elmhurst School District,” Pruneau said in a written statement. “During my visits to Elmhurst and my interviews with staff, parents and board members, I was struck by how proud the community is of the many district …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
This is your chance to be heard. Residents can complete an online survey or attend a focus group to share ideas.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Elmhurst District 205 School Board invites the community to take one or both of the following opportunities to share your thoughts about the current superintendent search. The board met Jan. 4 to set a time line and discuss the process of seeking input from the community. Input by District 205 staff and community is vital to the process of selecting a new superintendent. Online Survey Please complete a brief on-line survey. Reponses will be accepted through Jan. 21. For control purposes, only one response will be accepted per computer. Please click here to access the survey. Focus Groups Please attend a focus group session to personally give your input to one of the consultants. We have planned several sessions to accommodate staff and…