CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake School board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to part ways with School Superintendent Anita Micich.
Sources reported the development to NIT Wednesday evening, saying “They voted to get their own superintendent for next school year.”
A sharing agreement between Mason City and Clear Lake was paying dividends with extra state funds, but that program has run its course, NIT is told. Clear Lake has for some time sought to have leadership more accessible. Some in Clear Lake feel they do not get the attention and/or leadership they need from the superintendent.
A year ago at this time, Mason City school board narrowly approved keeping Dr. Micich. A 3-3 tie vote kept her on board in Mason City.
In May of 2014, Micich was called on the carpet during a public hearing in Clear Lake to defend the sharing agreement with Mason City. Some parents – as well as a current city council member and former educator – in attendance voiced serious reservations about continuing the sharing of the superintendent with Mason City.
Her full compensation between the school districts amounts to over $200,000 per year.