Huntsville City School superintendent gives 'State of the Schools' address | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- Huntsville schools have seen lots of changes over the past year. Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski gave his state of the schools address to let parents know how far they've come and where they are going.
The Lockheed Martin auditorium was packed for the first ever 'State of the School Address,' in HuntsvilleTuesday night.
"The idea is to update people who are interested in the school system in what's been accomplished next year and into the future," said Dr. Wardynski.
Messages that Huntsville community members like Art Leslie were excited to hear.
"I like the idea of him being in front of the community and letting us know what the issues are and how he plan to answer them," said Leslie.
The four talking points for the meeting were academics, staffing, construction and finance. The school system was millions of dollars in debt when Wardynski came along last year in July 2011.
He said he has a secret for how he took the school from red to black.
"Strong business practices are key and so things that aren't where the children are should operate like a business and where the kids are should operate like a school," said Dr. Warydynski. "We're working across all activities of our district and trying to align them and that's the tough work."
The power point presentation showed rising numbers in areas like reading and academics Wardynski said he aims to keep those numbers climbing while planning for what lies ahead.
"This year was the year of foundation laying and now we're in execution mode," he said.
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