Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School Superintendent Robert Miller has been selected as the new superintendent of the Herkimer Central School District.
Herkimer Board of Education members selected Miller on Feb. 26 and plan to officially appoint him on March 13. Miller is expected to start with the district sometime in May.
According to a media release sent by the district, the CV-S board and Miller are working on the details of a transition plan. The release said Robert Tabor, acting board president, has been in contact with the ONC BOCES district superintendent Nicholas Savin. The board of education plans to hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today to finalize the dates of transition.
“The transition will occur in May and in such a manner as to allow both Herkimer and Cherry Valley-Springfield to have the minimum amount of disruption. The district will likely seek the assistance of an interim superintendent as the district seeks to find a qualified candidate for the position of superintendent. The district is confident in the existing administrative staff and the faculty and staff as a whole in making this transition seamless,” the release stated.
The appointment of a permanent superintendent at Herkimer follows a stretch of interim superintendents and school merger votes. Miller’s contract is for three years, and he will earn a salary of $125,000 per year.
According to an announcement posted on the Herkimer Central School website, Miller said he is proud of everything that Cherry Valley-Springfield accomplished during the past four years, and he will miss the students, staff and faculty.
The announcement went on to say that while he is moving ahead, he is looking forward to working with all the stakeholder groups in the Herkimer Central School District to ensure continuous improvement of the district’s programs and face the challenges that lie ahead as a unified community.