Board members unanimously appointed Romas as Northview's new principal.
"I really appreciate the confidence that the members of the board and Kim Tucker have in me," Romas told The Brazil Times. "I also appreciate the opportunity to continue working with the students and staff at Northview and we hope to do a lot of good things."
Board member Jennifer Kaelber made a motion to approve Romas for principal, and new board member Tammy Beasley gave the second.
The board approved the motion with a 4-0 vote.
Board President Rob Miller, Assistant Secretary Ron Scherb and board member Amy Burke Adams were not present during Thursday evening's board meeting.
Originally, the corporation asked Assistant Superintendent and former Northview Principal Tim Rayle to organize a committee and begin the search process for the vacant principal position.
"I want to commend Dr. Rayle for organizing an excellent search committee," CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker said. "We narrowed it down to three or four qualified candidates, but unfortunately, a couple of them dropped out and accepted positions elsewhere."
In response, Tucker and other board members made a decision to suspend the search process and attempt to find an internal employee who was qualified and willing to accept the principal position.
"We wanted someone with experience as a principal in a middle to large-sized high school," Tucker told The Brazil Times. "We were also looking for a candidate with technological, online learning and career planning experience. We were concerned about having a lack of experience, and rather than go with less than a three candidate pool, we chose someone internally."
Tucker added Romas said he was willing to accept the position for at least a year or two.
"Making this decision gives us a little more breathing room and allows us to construct a better plan for the future," she explained. "We plan to meet with Mr. Romas tomorrow to discuss finding an assistant principal."
In other CCS board news, board members unanimously approved Bill Milner's request to declare 350 computers and 100 CRT monitors as surplus equipment.
The computers and monitors were taken from area elementary schools and replaced with new computers and flat panel monitors.
Vintage Tech Recyclers will remove and dispose of the old equipment.
Kaelber made the motion to approve the declaration and board member Forrest Buell gave the second.
The motion was unanimously approved.