New and re-elected members of the Herkimer Board of Education took the oath of office during a reorganization meeting Wednesday night, along with their new superintendent of schools.
District Clerk Sharon Judd said during a telephone interview on Thursday Rob Mihevc, Daniel Voce and Carl Lohmann took the oath of office after being elected in May, along with the other school board members. Mihevc was re-elected and Voce and Lohmann will fill the vacancies left by Harry Reeder and Nicholas Netti.
John Cipriano was re-elected as school board president and Mihevc was re-elected as vice-president.
Robert Miller was also sworn as the district’s new superintendent. The school board appointed Miller to the head the district in March. He started his duties on May 15, but was officially sworn in during Wednesday’s meeting.
Appointments made during the meeting included Judd as the district clerk, Jill Macri as school district treasurer, Susan Steele as internal claims auditor, the town of Herkimer as the district school tax collector and Mary Tomaso and Kathy Carney as the supervisors of attendance and dignity act coordinators.
Other appointments included Benjamin Ferrara, of Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett and Reitz, of Syracuse, as the school attorney; D’Arcangelo and Co. as the independent auditors; Kurt Sunderland as census enumerator and records access and management officer; Miller as the Title IX compliance officer and James Hawley as Section 504/ADA compliance officer and liaison for homeless children and youth.
The school board also appointed Renee Vogt, who taught special education in the district, to replace Tomaso as the assistant principal at the elementary school. Tomaso was recently approved to be the new high school principal after the retirement of Terry Dangle earlier this year.