RPS board approves Superintendent Pekel’s contract

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Public School board made things official with Dr. Kent Pekel Tuesday night.

The terms of Pekel’s three-year contract were agreed to on March 20 between Pekel and RPS board attorney Mick Waldspurger.

RPS board members were eager to move forward with approving Pekel’s employment, moving the briefing item to action. The vote was unanimous.

Dr. Pekel’s contract is effective July 1, 2022, and will go through June 30, 2025.

The Flexible Learning Year (FLY) for Longfellow Elementary School was also approved through the 2025 school year. FLY is the 45-15 plan, which consists of 45 days on and 15 days off.