Principal Rombach to head New Riegel Schools

NEW RIEGEL — A familiar face will be at the helm of New Riegel Schools following the retirement of Superintendent Elaine Nye July 31.

School board members approved hiring 5-12 Principal Dave Rombach as superintendent/K-4 principal for a three-year contract during a special session Wednesday afternoon.

Rombach, who is chaperoning the senior class trip to Walt Disney World, joined the meeting by phone and thanked board members for the opportunity to serve the students.

The board accepted also Rombach’s resignation as 5-12 principal effective July 31. He is to assume superintendent duties Aug. 1.

Members also un-tabled and approved the motion to enter into contract with Bowser Morner for special inspection services for the remedial project for $14,850. The project is to repair work completed improperly when the facility was under construction.

The work is estimated to cost $6 million and the district is looking to use $1.5 million of General Fund carryover plus $4.7 million from the sale of tax-exempt and tax-preferred municipal bonds. Another $3.6 million has been borrowed to complete the project.

The district and the original contractors are involved in litigation, and the original contractors expect to have inspectors present during the project to view their original work. Work is scheduled to begin April 3.

The board entered into executive session to discuss that litigation.

Board members are to meet at 7 p.m. April 10.