Although he has not publicly announced the decision, Mike Weis, 68, informed board members of his intentions with a brief letter Jan. 24, which the Register obtained this past week through a public records request.
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“Please accept this letter as notification of my intent to retire March 31, 2014,” Weis said in the letter. “I plan to take the remainder of my vacation beginning February 24, 2014 through the above date. I will work with payroll on the appropriate documents for my severance payment”
The seemingly abrupt decision was simply a matter of timing, Weis said Monday. After eight months of trying, he recently sold his house in the Port Clinton area, and he and his wife plan to relocate soon, he said.
They’re seeking warmer weather — especially given this year’s frigid winter — and also time with family.
“We’ve owned a retirement home outside of Chicago for several years, and we also have family in California and Arizona,” Weis said. “This will make it easier for us to be with them”
Board members are expected to officially accept the retirement at their next regular meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 18.
They’ve also scheduled a closed-door meeting 5 p.m. Feb. 11, to discuss contract negotiations, so any business involving Weis’ retirement could also be moved to a public session on that date, he said.
Weis has been Huron Schools treasurer since Jan. 1, 2006. His contract was set to expire in July 2015. His annual salary was about $105,800, with nearly $41,000 in benefits.
He has been a school treasurer for almost 30 years, previously working at Central Catholic High School in Toledo and Genoa Schools.