(1-18-23) Former Celina City Schools Superintendent Matt Miller is stepping down as the superintendent of Lakota Local Schools, according to a statement to parents.
Last fall, Miller was the subject of an investigation prompted by unspecified accusations. Investigations by both the Butler County Sherriff’s Office and a private investigation firm found no evidence of any wrongdoing.
Miller said in the statement to parents that his time as superintendent will conclude by the end of January.
After much consideration, I will be tendering my resignation to the Lakota Board of Education.
This has been a very difficult decision for me, but I am looking forward to a new, and very unique, opportunity that has been offered to me.
In order to move forward with this new position, I will be leaving Lakota at the end of this month.
“In every building, our teachers and staff put our students first, from preschool to twelfth grade. Every. Single. Student. WE understand that diversity means accepting that every person is different and celebrating our differences. WE understand that equity means ensuring that our students are on a level playing field; that each of our students have the tools they need to succeed. WE understand that inclusion means making sure that each and every one of our 17,500 students feels welcome in our classrooms. Is there work to be done? Absolutely. Will our Lakota family continue to strive for this goal? Absolutely.
“Over the next few weeks, our board members will determine my replacement and will share that information with you. In the meantime, I will be here, along with our executive team, to support our administrators, teachers and staff through this transition.
“It has been an honor to lead Lakota since 2017. While I may be leaving our district, I will never stop supporting our kids and our team.”
Miller has already informed the Lakota Local Schools Board of Education of his decision.
The Board thanks Mr. Miller for his six years of service and the innovation he’s brought to the district during his tenure.
Lynda O’Connor, president of the Lakota Board of Education.
A press release from Butler County Educational Service announced on Wednesday that Miller is going to be their coordinator of innovative education.