Although they later approved this year’s trip, he board seemed to agree with Miller that it was necessary to end the trip in the future, noting that the fifth-grade leadership group takes a similar trip to Albany.
Miller also pointed out that the group itself is less necessary than it had been in the past.
“When you had two schools, you had kids walking to school and you needed crossing guards,” he said. “After the merger, everybody gets on a bus and comes out here and that falls away.”
Miller said the board could not end the Safety Patrol because the adviser’s position is in the teacher’s union contract, but the board could stop appointing an adviser.
After most of the business had been dispensed with, several faculty and administration gave thanks to Miller for his four years leading CV-S.
Miller appeared to be most touched by a sentence of gratitude from CV-S senior Andrew Spencer.
“I guess you’ve been a pretty good superintendent, Mr. Miller,” Spencer said.
Miller smiled and responded, “Wow, that’s high praise.”