A Letter to Our Parents and to Our Community...
Dear Parents and Community:
For the past four years, Dr. Richard Weigel has served as Superintendent of Niles Community Schools. Under his leadership, the District has made positive progress in several areas. Recently, however, it became apparent that some members of the Administration, the Board of Education, and Dr. Weigel have differing views on the leadership and vision for the future of the District.
During Dr. Weigel's recent sick leave, he and the Board evaluated options on how to best move forward. Dr. Weigel has elected to resign his position as superintendent effective immediately. He will remain as a consultant to the District until June 30, 2014.
The Board of Education is grateful for Dr. Weigel's leadership during the past four years and wishes him all of the best in his future endeavors.
While the Board prepares to conduct a comprehensive search for our next superintendent, we have appointed Dr. Kevin Ivers, Superintendent of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA), to fill this post on an interim basis. He will receive critical support from our dedicated administrative team.
Dr. Ivers is a passionate and highly qualified leader who understands that student learning must remain the primary focus of
every single staff member. Given his successful track record and familiarity with the Niles community, we are confident that Dr. Ivers will provide strong leadership for the district during this transition.
Thank you for your continued support of Niles Community Schools and the students we are privileged to serve.
Niles Community Schools Board of Education
Kathy Zeider, President
Greg O'Toole, Vice President
Jon Martin, Secretary
Dana Daniels, Treasurer
Jeff Curry, Trustee
Michael Waldron, Trustee
Mark Wortham, Trustee