For the first time in more than a decade, there will be a new Superintendent of Schools for the Vandalia School District today. After a brief closed session to discuss personnel at the Vandalia School Board Meeting on Tuesday, the board accepted the resignation of Rich Well as the Superintendent of Schools, effective immediately. No explanation for the resignation was given, other than Well did say it was for personal reasons–but health issues were later cited by Well. Well has been in the Vandalia School District for 27 years and has served for better than 11 years as the district’s Superintendent of Schools.
Meanwhile, The Vandalia School Board held a special meeting Friday afternoon and unanimously selected Nick Casey as the interim Superintendent of Schools. Casey currently serves as the Director of the Okaw Vocational Center and is also the Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach for Vandalia High School. Casey will officially take over as interim Superintendent of Schools today and will serve until the permanent Superintendent of Schools is hired and takes over, presumably after this school year is completed. As for the permanent hire, the interview process will begin by the Vandalia School Board in December, with a new hire expected in January–but that person more than likely wouldn’t be able to take over until after the current school year is completed. Casey is not a candidate for the permanent position.