BOE announces retirement of superintendent

Please see a message from the Herkimer Board of Education below.

The Board of Education of the Herkimer Central School District has announced the retirement of Superintendent Robert Miller effective January 31, 2022, after 8.5 years of continued service to the district.

During Mr. Miller’s service, the school went from being a school whose finances were on the state comptroller’s list of schools with significant fiscal stress to one that is fiscally sound today.

Other notable highlights of his career at Herkimer Central School include: bringing the sixth grade to the high school to create a dedicated elementary, middle, and high school program; one-to-one devices for all K-12 students; after-school swim instruction for elementary students; full day Pre-K; expansion of the Project Lead the Way and VP-Tech programs; as well as a successful land swap of Brookwood Park and Harmon Field in the village. During his tenure, all the buildings, roads, and grounds have been upgraded through three capital projects and yearly capital outlay projects. Mr. Miller has always been a staunch advocate for Herkimer at the state level for completely restoring foundation aid. In 2018, Mr. Miller won the Distinguished Service Award from the School Boards Institute.

During the COVID shutdown school continued to function. Under the leadership of Mr. Miller, students continued to receive online education as well as daily lunches. In the 2020-21 school year, the Herkimer Central School District never closed, and students received an in-person education, sports and extracurricular activities, and even an in-person graduation ceremony.

The Board of Education of the Herkimer Central School District wishes Mr. Miller all the best in his retirement. Congratulations and good luck.

The board will have an interim superintendent in place for the rest of the school year, and will start the hiring process of a new superintendent as soon as possible. They will work with Herkimer BOCES district superintendent, Sandra Sherwood, to have a new superintendent by the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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