“We know this has been hard on everybody,” he said of the unprecedented scheduling changes, which at times has included staggered class starts and a hybrid class schedule.
Some 950 students who spent the first semester in VLO at home will be joining students learning in-person in the second semester and adjusting to live classes will be easier for them and for schools if done through a staggered schedule, Miller said.
“I think it’s really smart to stay away from New Year’s (holiday). We are controlling our destiny and being proactive,” Board Member Julie Shaffer said.
Member Lynda O’Connor said “this is balancing act with so many factors.”
“There is no perfect solution,” said O’Connor.
In other board action, the members voted 4-0 to approve a new contract for Miller through July 31, 2025 with a $22,100 raise to $192,000.
Miller’s salary will increase with yearly raises of 1.97 percent each August during the course of the employment agreement.
Miller, who was hired in 2017, now earns $169,900 annually. His new salary will begin Jan. 1.