Wall's request for early retirement was accepted by a unanimous vote of the WRV School Board during a special session at 6 p.m. Friday. All board members were present.
"After much deliberation and cautious thought, I have decided to retire from the superintendency, effective immediately," Wall wrote in a letter to the board.
"At this time in my life, I need to be available to my family on a daily basis.
"I have enjoyed the many challenges and opportunities the superintendency brought my way.
"It is up to you and others to decide if my tenure was a successful one. I hope it was and have always tried to do what was in the best interest of our students, staff and the corporation."
The action on Wall's request for an early retirement was the only item on the agenda so the meeting lasted less than 10 minutes.
WRV Board President Jason Davidson said the board received information from Wall asking for the early retirement during an executive session on Jan. 8.
Davidson said negotiations were conducted and an agreement was reached between Wall and the board.
Davidson said the provisions of the agreement include, "Dr. Wall receiving payment for his remaining vacation days, a $75,000 gross payment, one year of family plan insurance including health, vision and dental, one year of life insurance on Dr. Wall's life, payment for accumulated sick days, the VEBA and 401(a) buyout dollars that have been contributed to his accounts to which he is entitled under the collective bargaining agreement, a non-disparagement agreement by all parties, and Dr. Wall's immediate retirement."
No mention was made or action was taken during the special session of a replacement, but after the meeting, both Davidson and Corporation Attorney John Rowe acknowledged the need.
"The board is cognizant of the need for a superintendent," said Rowe.
In Wall's letter, he praised and wished the very best to the board and the administrative team and he addressed the staff and teachers.
"To the staff and teachers at WRV, I thank you for all the years of dedicated service on behalf of our kids. They deserve your dead level best and I know you will deliver as you always do. I salute each of you," he wrote.
"I have always been a fan of WRV and have never worked in any other district. I often said, 'I bleed navy, silver and white.' I will continue to be a proud supporter of the White River Valley School District and wish each of you the very best."
When Wall came to the superintendent's job in 2004, he had 15 years of experience with the school corporation.
He started as a social studies teacher at Worthington-Jefferson Junior High School.
He then moved on to become the assistant principal and athletic director at WRV-Worthington.
In 2003, he served as the assistant to retiring Superintendent Stephen Campbell.
Wall grew up in Owen and Greene counties. He attended both the Spencer-Owen Community School and Worthington-Jefferson School.
He graduated from W-J with the Class of 1974 then went on to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from both Indiana University and Indiana State University.