Outgoing Lakota Regional Schools Superintendent Matt Miller further elaborated on his decision to resign in a scathing letter to the school board on Thursday.
Miller wrote that director Darbi Boddy created a “nightmare” for him and his family, and that other boards failed to shield him from her harassment. Under the influence of her words, he received several death threats and attempted to break into his home.
The Enquirer received the letter through Miller’s attorney, Elizabeth Tuck.
“It’s not surprising,” Miller wrote.
Bodie’s “crusade to force me to resign is direct retaliation for my efforts to protect Lakota students of all genders and races from her destructive efforts,” Miller wrote to the school board. “While the rest of the board does not share Ms. Bodhi’s views, the fact remains that she succeeded in her efforts and ruined my career in negotiations.”
Bodie told The Enquirer in a Friday morning text that Miller’s departure was “an important step in getting our school back.”
“Our schools and our children are under attack from the radical political left,” Bodie said in a message. “They control all institutions involved in education today.”
Lakota School Board is reviewing Miller’s letter
Miller announced to the community on Wednesday that he will be leaving Lakota at the end of the month. bottom.
Board president Linda O’Connor said the board received Miller’s resignation just before Thursday’s meeting. In a brief statement released Friday afternoon, O’Connor said legal counsel to its board was reviewing Miller’s statement without further comment.
“Our focus is on meeting the individual learning needs of Lakota’s 17,500 students and moving the district forward under the leadership of Mr. Fogelman and (Treasurer) Zink,” O’Connor wrote.
Since the start of the school year, Bodie has repeated false allegations that Miller engaged in inappropriate sexual acts and fantasies. It led to two investigations by a government office and a private investigator hired by the school board, neither of which determined the allegations to be true.
Bodie continued to make these unsubstantiated claims during school board meetings after Miller was substantiated by both investigations.
The fact that Mr. Miller was hired by another educational institution in Butler County after “everything came out” about Mr. Miller is a testament to how powerful radical liberals are in the field of education. Bodhi said in a statement Friday.
“The fact that they hired him has proven to be a terrible shock to this community, but not to those who understand the depth of the problems we face.
Miller and Bodie clashed before the allegations
Tensions between Bodie and Miller had been brewing before allegations were brought forward in August over Bodie’s allegations that Lakota students were being taught critical racial theories. Claims not to have been taught. The issue came to a head in May when Bodie made an unannounced visit to a Lakota school and snapped pictures of rainbow-hued artwork, history projects about the civil rights movement, and stickers supporting LGBTQ students. rice field. The district issued a trespassing notice to Bodie for the stunt.
In his letter, Miller wrote that Bodie “outright lied” about him at public and private meetings and in conversations with the public.
“The efforts she and others made to achieve my resignation scared me and my family,” Miller wrote. I have good reason to believe that Ms. Bodhi was behind an attempted access to my home by one of her associates.”
Miller wrote that while the board was aware of these, no action was taken to protect him or his family.
“Perhaps most unfortunate is that Ms. Bodhi has been allowed to succeed, and Lakota students, parents, and staff will continue to face the troubles of her and her supporters in the months and years to come.” It’s something that is likely to be influenced by the agenda,” Miller wrote.
Miller will take a job at the Butler County Educational Service Center, where he will work as an innovative education coordinator. His last day in Lakota is January 31st.