Update: Lahn to submit retirement resignation
Morris Area Schools Superintendent Rick Lahn plans to retire effective June 30.
Lahn's letter of retirement resignation is included in the Jan. 22 school board meeting packet.
"Please know that it has been an honor and a privilege to work with each of you and the great staff we have in our school district," Lahn said in a copy of his resignation letter included in the board packet. "I am proud to retire as a 'Tiger!'" Lahn said in the letter.
This would be the second time in a year Lahn has submitted his retirement resignation to the board. The school board accepted Lahn's retirement resignation on Dec. 18, 2017 but in January asked the board to rescind that action.
Lahn said in Jan. 2, 2018, letter to the school board. "I have decided that I am not ready to retire. My decision is based on my desire to continue to serve the community, students and employees of our school district and to see through to completion the project we began together."
The board approved a three-year contract for Lahn on Jan. 27, 2018.
Former school board chairman Dick Metzger, who did not seek re-election in 2018, said Lahn has been a very strong leader for Morris Area School.
"He (does) what a leader should do, by developing people," Metzger said. Lahn's leadership style is evident in how he works the school district's two principals Bill Kehoe and Shane Monson.
"He has a way of conveying not only that he cares but he also holds people accountable," Metzger said of Lahn.