Lenz honored by Lindbergh Board of Education

Board of Education President Kathy Kienstra presents former board President Vic Lenz with a resolution at the Aug. 12 meeting.

Board of Education President Kathy Kienstra presents former board President Vic Lenz with a resolution at the Aug. 12 meeting.

Former board President Vic Lenz was honored last week by the Lindbergh Board of Education.

Lenz resigned from the board after he was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education in June by Gov. Jay Nixon. State Board of Education members are not permitted to serve a local school district board term concurrently.

Lenz, who had served on the Lindbergh Board of Education since 2004, was re-elected in April to a three-year term.

At the Aug. 12 board meeting, Secretary Karen Schuster read a resolution honoring Lenz for his many years of service to the district as both an employee and a board member.

A Lindbergh resident for 64 years, Lenz worked for the district for 37 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. During his board tenure, Lenz served as director, secretary, vice president and president.

“Our board members have always been here for the right reasons,” Lenz said upon receiving his resolution. “They always do the right thing for kids, and I firmly believe that. And we need to remember to stay that way, and keep Lindbergh strong. Remember the teachers, keep them strong by staying competitive with other districts, and always do the best we can for as little money possible.”