New Richmond district administrator announces retirementMorrie Veilleux, who has worked as the district’s administrator for the last six years, will retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year, he told the school board at its regular meeting on Monday.
By: By Jackie Grumish, New Richmond News
New Richmond School District’s administrator is retiring.
Morrie Veilleux, who has worked as the district’s administrator for the last six years, will retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year, he told the school board at its regular meeting on Monday.
Although he isn’t required to announce his retirement this early, Veilleux, 66, said by doing so, it would allow the board to spend the next year transitioning the position to the new district administrator.
“I’m (announcing) it now to help with the leadership transition plan,” Veilleux said.
Jeff Moberg, high school principal, has already been earmarked to take over the position. It’s likely that he’ll finish the school year at New Richmond High School before moving to the district offices for a year of mentoring with Veilleux and Brian Johnston, director of building and fiscal operations.
A contract has not yet been worked out with Moberg.
Veilleux said the opportunity to help transition Moberg into the new position will help make things run more smoothly.
“I only thought I’d be here a couple three years and then that referendum passed and here we are four years later,” he said.
Although Veilleux has another year of work ahead of him, New Richmond School Board members were quick to thank him for all his work over the last seven years.
“You were an incredible asset to the district,” said board member Chris Skoglund, pointing out Veilleux’s role in establishing the Community Commons building and the new ambulance garage.
“We couldn’t be more fortunate to have a leader like you,” said Rick Hinz, school board president.