The Perkins Board of Education expects to approve Dennis Rectenwald as the interim superintendent at tonight's board meeting.
The board was considering four people for the position, but it was Rectenwald who signed a contract with the district Tuesday afternoon.
"The decision was difficult. We had four tremendous individuals who were interviewing us as much as we were interviewing them. As a board, we are pleased with our selection," board Vice President Steven Schuster said in a press release from the district.
Rectenwald will begin at the end of August and work until the new superintendent is hired in the spring of 2008. There will be at least a one-week overlap with departing Superintendent Sherry Buccieri, who will bring Rectenwald up to speed.
He is being paid the same amount per day as Buccieri. That figure was not available Tuesday night.
Rectenwald was principal at what is now St. Mary Central Catholic High School before moving to Port Clinton Schools, where he was superintendent for 17 years.
Since his retirement in 2002 Rectenwald has been interim superintendent at Oberlin, Avon Lake and Upper Sandusky school districts.
In his recommendation letters, Rectenwald is credited with bringing the district together in Oberlin, making a difference in Avon Lake and implementing team building in Port Clinton.
"After a long conversation, the board agreed that Denny's skill set fit our needs," Schuster said. "As tough as the decision was, we were united in choosing Denny."
The board meets at 7 p.m. today in the Administrative Services Center, 1210 E. Bogart Road.