Brian Rentsch has been selected by the Claymont Board of Education as the district's new superintendent. (Tusco TV)
UHRICHSVILLE (Tusco TV) - Claymont is welcoming a new superintendent just four days after Scott Golec’s sudden departure from the position.
The district’s board of education on Monday approved a three-year contract with Brian Rentsch at a starting salary of $116,461. Board President Austin Beckley says they were already familiar with Rentsch and his qualifications because he was a top candidate in their last two superintendent searches.
“One search was conducted by the Educational Service Center in New Philadelphia. The other search was conducted by the Ohio School Boards Association. In both of the last two searches, Mr. Rentsch was a recommended candidate by both of those entities, and he came in a close second to our eventual selections, Mr. [John] Rocchi and Mr. Golec,” he says.
Rentsch spent the past three years as superintendent of the Frontier Local District and previously served as an elementary principal at Ridgewood. He says he’s grateful for the opportunity at Claymont and eager to step into his new role.
“Why wouldn’t somebody want to work at Claymont? I mean, it’s a great district. I am humbled and I’m honored to be here at Claymont. They put their trust in me to come in and work with their students and their community,” he says.
Rentsch will be coming on as a consultant starting this Thursday and officially assumes the position on August 24th. With the new school year set to start two after that, he says he’s striving for a smooth transition.
“Some of the goals are to come in and kind of get myself acclimated, meet with some of the administrators, just kind of get an understanding of what’s going on and where we need to prepare and move forward into the new school year,” he says.
Meanwhile, Rentsch’s predecessor, Scott Golec, has been hired as superintendent for the Rolling Hills Local School District.