Lakota Schools Picks a Fight: Government schools are part of the problem of destroying our country

I will just have to remind everyone in the wake of the disappointing report regarding the Matt Miller investigation at Lakota; you can’t rely on a government to investigate itself regarding its out-of-control employees. Everywhere that there are government employees attached in some way to labor unions, we will see the kind of bad conduct brushed under the rug that we have seen in Lakota over Matt Miller being found cleared of wrongdoing in his role as superintendent, making more than $200,000 a year with benefits. His good friend, the treasurer Jenni Logan obviously knew that all this was going to blow up, so she left the district in August of 2022 to take a job across the river in Butler County at Ross to get out of the way of the onslaught that the school board was going to face once the public found out about the reckless sexual escapades of its public superintendent. Everyone knew that the investigation the school board paid for would let Matt Miller off, even after all the evidence was revealed. The essential point of the case, which Miller’s lawyer stated after the Wednesday, November 2nd meeting shown below, was that he was cleared of all charges, yet again. And that there was going to be some revenge. Spoken like a typical public employee who feels that they are entitled to a job and that anything they do should not be held against them, a typical progressive political position consistent with all teacher union associations and their culture. Miller has undoubtedly been a defender of the Lakota teacher’s union, and when pressed, he sounds like the typical political radical that comes from their community impositions. Here is what Miller’s attorney Elizabeth Tuck said after the meeting:

“Mr. Miller has been cleared once again of these outrageous and defamatory accusations; we hope the witch hunt is over; we are considering consequences for the individuals who initiated and perpetuated these lies; the damage to Mr. Miller’s career has consequences, people shouldn’t be permitted just to make things up to drown someone out of a career.” 

The media and others were wondering where all the people were for this meeting; the attendance wasn’t very good. Well, they were across town at another meeting where like-minded people were gathering to figure out what to do about this Matt Miller news. They knew hours before the Lakota meeting that Lakota was going to let Matt Miller off and keep him employed and that the public employees thought they had some kind of right to fight back for bringing such a hostile workplace to their sensitive little minds. Matt Miller started all this by running conservative school board members that the voters picked for the board away and trying to destroy their lives. So nobody has any sympathy for him and his lawyer when they start yacking about “defamation” and “lies,” Darbi Boddy can claim the same was done against her, and you don’t see her crying about it. And many people at that cross-town meeting also could claim the Lakota school board has abused them over the years. And that they had been “defamed,” “lied to,” and abused by the labor union members over many issues. Their attitude to Miller’s statement by his lawyer was, “welcome to the club.”  The school and public employees could certainly be found liable for the lack of safety that there is within the institution. Once they open that door, there suddenly are lots of avenues for recourse. Just think of who could be deposed.

People generally have the feeling that the Lakota school board doesn’t work, the school doesn’t work for the community, and they spend way too much money, so they turn toward themselves to figure out what community actions come next. That meeting was planned before the Lakota school board announced that they would have a special meeting to discuss letting Matt Miller off the hook, which was inconceivable to most people who have seen all the evidence at Protect Lakota Kids.com. A lot of people have tried to work with this school board to help make it better. I certainly did. For the last several years, I worked with Lynda O’Conner directly to help make it better. She is the president now of the board, and after all the work we have done, many people are disappointed to see where the board has gone in just a few short months. By working with me directly, I didn’t feel like talking about all these crazy things going on behind the scenes. Because if we only elected her and gave her some help, that a conservative board would improve things. But obviously, we only ended up with 1 out of 5 board members who committed to conservative values, and Lynda wasn’t one of them. After all those Tea Party meetings, and all those private meetings, this is what we ended up with, and now people are mad at her beyond repair. That makes me angry because it feels like a wasted effort. Only Darbi wouldn’t have been found any other way, and she has been fantastic; I’m so glad we found her. Now we just need to go out and get four more of her. 

But the government schools are not in charge of the community. If the school is shown not to report to the community, then the community will gather where they control the meetings; they control the door-to-door knocking, the pending actions in the courts, and the kind of activism that forces change. I warned Lynda years ago about the engagement problem, and I guess she has done a good thing by waking up those people with this Matt Miller story. I don’t think she meant to unleash this action, but the result of this past year is waking up all those voters I explained who were otherwise disengaged from the process because they believed their actions wouldn’t matter. But now that they’ve seen what voting for Darbi has brought them and how the school system tried to destroy her with smiles on their faces, they are learning what was being hidden from the public regarding the superintendent. For an extended period of time, now they are activated, and they aren’t showing their cards to the Lakota school system. They aren’t limiting themselves to the tightly controlled 3-minute speeches at the school board. They are going to places where they can talk as much as they want to as many people as possible, safe and away from the purple-haired progressive radicals and their liberal desires to use Lakota to bring Democrat policies into a very Republican Butler County. And everything that Lakota wanted to hide, they have only awakened those voters I told Lynda were pent up and isolated in their homes waiting for a cause to rally to. And now, this Matt Miller issue is it. And it started by letting him try to destroy Darbi Boddy with every kind of vicious attack that Matt Miller’s lawyer claimed he was suffering from. But the teeth of the public are something they haven’t accounted for. And when they are lied to, as they have been, and are told there is no evidence, yet they can see all that evidence at Protect Lakota Kids.com, natural anger has resulted. Now that people know what kind of game has been played against them and can see the proof beyond speculative utterances, they are mad, and that anger has to go somewhere. And in this case, it’s across-town meetings that the school does not control to figure out what to do about this liberal menace that is embedded in our schools for the destruction of our lives, liberty, and honor. Very little good ever comes out of government, certainly not out of the government schools. And to see just how bad it is, visit Protect Lakota Kids.com and learn for yourself.

Rich Hoffman

Protect Our Lakota Kids