NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle Superintendent of Schools Richard Organisciak will be leaving the district sooner than planned.
Organisciak, who announced earlier this month that he would retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year, announced on Friday he will now be leaving in October due to health-related issues.
In a letter to the district and community, he said:
Last week I announced to the Board of Education my intention to retire by June 30, 2014. At that time, I left open the possibility that my retirement might come sooner based on certain circumstances.
It is with deep regret therefore that I inform you that I will in fact retire on October 25, 2013 as recent health related developments have created a major challenge. After conferring with my family and my medical team, I feel it is necessary to accelerate my retirement.
I am grateful to the New Rochelle Community for the opportunity to have served as your Superintendent. During these seven years, with your support, I feel we have made great progress, despite formidable obstacles, in changing the landscape of education in our community.
As I prepare to move on, I have advised the Board that I will be available to them and my colleagues as much as possible during the transition period. It has been an honor and pleasure to be your Superintendent, and I wish you all the very best. You and the children of New Rochelle deserve nothing less.
A replacement has yet to be named by the district.
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