WCPO 9 – You Tube Video – Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matt Miller is under investigation after a complaint was filed by a member of the community.
(9-14-22) Former Celina City Schools Superintendent and current Lakota Local Schools superintendent Matt Miller is under investigation by the school board to determine that he “is not a threat to students and staff,”
The Lakota Local Schools board received a complaint from a community member on Aug. 22 regarding Miller, which “did not contain any direct evidence of misconduct, or that Mr. Miller presented a threat to students or staff.” The complaint stated the issue was already submitted to law enforcement but there were no credible allegations against Miller.
Lakota Schools Board President Lynda O’Connor
“To date, the board has not received any credible evidence of wrongdoing. However, in order to execute due diligence, and with the support of the superintendent, a neutral party with no ties to Lakota has begun a review of the facts to confirm that the Superintendent is not a threat to students and staff.”
The sheriff’s investigation is complete and it found no probable cause for criminal charges, O’Connor said. Miller remains on the job during the investigation.
Lakota Local Schools Board Statement read by O’Connor-
“On Aug. 22 … the board of education received a complaint from a member of the community regarding Superintendent Matt Miller,” said O’Connor, who interrupted the public comment portion of the meeting to read the statement.
“The materials submitted to the board did not contain any direct evidence of misconduct or that Mr. Miller presented a threat to students or to staff.”
“Moreover, the complaint stated that this issue had already been submitted to law enforcement. Because there were no credible allegations against Mr. Miller, the board waited for law enforcement to complete their investigation.”
“On Friday, Sept. 9, at the end of the workday, the board of education received notice that the Butler County Sheriff’s office completed an investigation regarding the superintendent.”
“The sheriff office determined that there was no probable cause to initiate criminal charges.”
“To date, the board has not received any criminal evidence of wrongdoing. However, in order to execute due diligence, and with the support of the superintendent, a neutral party – with no ties to Lakota – has begun a review of events to confirm that the superintendent is not a threat to students or to staff.”
The board will make no additional comments regarding the complaint until after the investigation is concluded,”