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Rocori Schools picks replacement for scandal-hit superintendent

Scott Staska resigned in April after being hit with several charges of indecent exposure.

Rocori Schools District in central Minnesota has chosen a replacement for its scandal-hit former superintendent, who resigned in April.

The district confirmed on Friday that it has offered the superintendent position to Brad Kelvington, the former superintendent of Aitkin Public Schools.

Kelvington has accepted the offer and has entered into contract negotiations with the district, it said in a statement on its website.

Brad Kelvington

Kelvington will be filling the position vacated in April by Scott Staska, who had been put on paid administrative leave in March after he was arrested and charged with several counts of indecent exposure.

After initially been accused of flashing at a Kwik Trip worker in Waite Park, Staska was then accused of flashing as many as 15 more times over a period of several months.

He had been the superintendent of the Rocori district, covering Cold Spring, Rockville and Richmond, since 2002 and was in the running to take over Moorhead Schools District prior to his arrest.

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Of Kelvington, the school district said he has the "education and experience" the district was looking for.

He has a master's degree from the University of South Dakota and a 6-year degree from Minnesota State-Mankato.

Prior to his tenure at Aitkin Public Schools, Kelvington was the principal of Foley Middle School for 11 years. He has 28 years of experience in education, and just last year was named 2017 Minnesota Middle School Principal of the Year.

He's also a former wrestling coach, and was named wrestling coach of the year in South Dakota in 1998.

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