Durant officially on job as TPS interirm superintendent

Interim Superintendent Romules Durant
Interim Superintendent Romules Durant

The Toledo Board of Education today welcomed Romules Durant to his first day on the job as interim superintendent, replacing Superintendent Jerome Pecko.

Mr. Durant's salary is $140,000, according to Patty Mazur, a spokesman for the school district. Mr. Durant's contract expires July 31, 2014, by which time the board will either hire him permanently or hold a nationwide search for a new superintendent, she said.

Mr. Durant, 37, an East Toledo native and graduate of Waite High School and the University of Toledo, has been with TPS since 1999, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal before moving to district administration. He was most recently assistant superintendent.

He replaces Mr. Pecko, whose contract expired on July 31.