W-G offers super 2 more years

WAYNESFIELD —  Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members elected to offer Superintendent Chris Pfister a two-year contract after discussion in executive session during Monday’s school board meeting.

Board President  David Pepple said board members decided to offer the two-year contract due to the positive steps the district has made under Pfister.

“We think he has done a great job,” Pepple said. “He has been working hard with the legislature in bringing equal opportunity for funding in lower evaluated districts.”

Pepple said details, such as pay schedule, have not yet been worked out in the deal. However, Pfister said he is going to ask that the board keep his pay rate the same.  Pfister currently has an $89,060 salary.

Pfister, who served as superintendent at the Apollo Career Center for years, came out of retirement in October 2011 as interim superintendent after former Superintendent Joanna Kerekes submitted her resignation to take a position at the Auglaize County Educational Service Center. He was hired permanently to the job in March 2012. He said a sense of purpose was what encouraged him to keep going.

“Its really about the students,” Pfister said. “I missed the challenges and I got to thinking about it. I thought I could go a few more years. It comes down to purpose.”