The long-time Superintendant of schools in the Melrose Mindoro School District has decided to retire at the end of the current school year.
Ron Perry made the announcement last week.
In an interview with WWIS, Perry said he is stepping down because of age and wanting a chance to do some other things.
"I often said if I can get to 55, I would retire, and do some other things with my life," Perry said. "My predecessor, Steve Frederick, never made it to 55 and I see a few other colleagues who have died prematurely. You look at those things and think maybe its time to try something else and move on."
Melrose Mindoro High School Principal Del DeBerg will be promoted to Superintendant.
"We looked at what we have going here at Melrose Mindoro, we like the culture we have cultivated between the students, staff, and the community and school board." Perry said. "The board felt strongly that we wanted to continue that here. We decided the best way to do that was to bring in someone from inside who has been a part of that culture and helped develop it.."
The district will be looking for a new high school principal as well as a middle and elementary school principal to replace Tracy Stuhr, who will also retire at the end of the year.
The retirements take effect on June 30th.