AUSTIN, MN - One local school district is being recognized for their commitment to excellence.
The AustinPublicSchool district is receiving the PEN or the Performance Excellence Network Award in the commitment level.
The evaluation criteria looks at leadership and strategic planning among other factors and recognizes organizations for continually improving their operations.
Superintendent David Krenz says his school district is always looking at how they can do things better because students deserve the highest quality of education.
He also says this award means a lot to he and his staff to know they are doing things right.
“You know the award validates the hard work that you put in and that really does exemplify what we’re doing is that we are working hard and this just recognizes that,” comments Krenz.
AustinPublic Schools receives this award along with three other organizations in the region,but they are the only education focused recipient.