Bo Miller resigns from KCSD board
MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District will be on the hunt to fill one of its board of director seats beginning Friday, following Region VIII member Boise “Bo” Miller’s resignation.
The board of education unanimously approved Miller’s resignation during its voting session on Thursday evening.
Miller has served on the board of education for nearly a decade, with a stint as board president. He sited changes in his full time job for his resignation.
“It’s not a decision I take lightly. But I find myself professionally tied up lately,” he said.
Miller serves as the executive director of infrastructure and datacenter services for Commonwealth University. He said, due to LHU’s integration with Bloomsburg and Mansfield, he’s traveling more.
“I find myself often not only on the Lock Haven Campus, but also on the Bloomsburg and Mansfield campuses. As a result of needing to be present at different locations as part of my professional life, it is impossible for me to ensure that I will be physically present in the vicinity of Mill Hall for our regularly scheduled board and committee meetings,” he said in his resignation letter.
Miller said he felt he couldn’t successfully keep his position due to these circumstances.
“It’s impacting my ability to be here and the time it takes to be the board member I feel I need to be for region eight,” he said.
Region VIII encompasses Castanea Township, Mill Hall Borough, Bald Eagle Township and Flemington Borough.
“It’s been a fun run. I’ve enjoyed working with you all. But life happens,” Miller said.
He added that, although his role at Commonwealth University had this impact, he isn’t unhappy with it.
“One thing that I’d like to clarify is that even though my professional obligations may be impacting my ability to serve on this board, I would like to publicly say that I am enjoying my new role. These are exciting times in the world of higher education and I’m grateful to be involved in the way that I am and in the position I hold,” Miller said.
Board president Tracy Smith and other members expressed their sadness to see Miller depart.
“He will definitely be missed. He is a wealth of knowledge and I’m sure we’ll be giving him calls every now and then,” Smith said.
Miller noted he would still be glad to help the district however he can.
“I remain willing to stay involved with the Keystone Central School District, and will certainly work with the technology department as a subject matter expert as I’ve done in the past,” he said.
Jeff Johnston offered his own comment on Miller’s resignation.
“It’s been a real pleasure working with you. You’ve always had the best interest of the district,” Johnston said.
Superintendent Dr. Jacquelyn Martin also offered her regrets to see Miller go. She noted her thankfulness for his support to not only the district and public education, but to herself when she became superintendent.
Following the vote, Martin and Smith said the district will have 30 days to fill Miller’s position.
Smith encouraged anyone who may be interested, and lives in the region, to stay tuned for how to apply.
Martin said the board plans to hold interviews during its work session on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a vote expected on the following Thursday, Sept. 8.
Board members Elisabeth Lynch and Wayne Koch were absent from Thursday’s meeting.