Pearl River Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano sent out a letter Monday morning informing parents and community membrers that he will retire at the end of the current school year.
Morgano took over as Pearl River' Superintendent in July of 2011 after Dr. Frank Auriemma's retirement. Prior to that, Morgano had served as the district's assistant superintendent for eight years.
"After much deliberation, I have come to the difficult decision to retire from my position as superintendent of the Pearl River School District at the end of this school year," Morgano wrote in the letter. "Serving the students and parents of Pearl River these past 11 years has been the most rewarding time of my 39 years in education. Pearl River is a special place and that is due to the people who live and work here. I have appreciated your support of our efforts in moving the mission of the school district forward and I know that you will continue to do so with the next superintendent.
"The faculty, staff and administration of Pearl River are truly dedicated to meeting the needs of each and every child and that is what makes Pearl River so special. I know that I will be leaving Pearl River in good hands and the next superintendent will equally enjoy working with such a supportive community and faculty, staff and administration."