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Anita Micich out of Mason City School District June 6 (photos and video)


This news story was published on May 11, 2016.
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Dr. Anita Micich

Dr. Anita Micich

MASON CITY – Mason City School District Superintendent Anita Micich will be out of a job in Mason City as of June 6.

Draft of Press Statement from Mason City School Board:

Dr. Anita Micich and the Mason City Community School District Board have agreed to move forward with a leadership transition one year earlier than originally planned.

Under the agreement the district will honor many of the terms of Dr. Micich’s current contract which runs to June 30, 2017. In return, Dr. Micich has agreed to relieve the district of over $100,000 of salary and benefits she would have received in the coming school year.

“While I was planning to stay for another year, the board and I have a different vision regarding the approach to managing the district” commented Dr. Micich. “I believe this agreement allows both the board and me to move in a different direction.”

Board President Janna Arndt stated that “this transition was expected, and moving it up a year reflects this board’s desire to move forward as briskly as possible. The board appreciates Dr. Micich’s eight years of service and needs to honor its commitments to her, but believes now is the time to restructure our leadership and our approach to district management.”

Dr. Micich will continue to lead the Mason City Schools until the end of the school year, and will remain in her shared position with the Clear Lake Community Schools until June 6 of this year as previously planned.

Anita Micich did not attend this meeting. There was no further information released by the school district Wednesday.

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19 Responses to Anita Micich out of Mason City School District June 6 (photos and video)

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    All I can do is laugh at Mason City, glad I’m gone

  2. Run while you can Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Public education = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  3. Connie S. Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Hey John, your talking about a consultant, well I hear the board did hire one. My friend she works up to the court house, she told us some board members they brought in somebody consult on this, he pin point’s all Miss Micihk’s weak spot’s, that is what got her. Ok my 2 cent’s on this.

  4. Ruffled Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Read between the lines: She had a contract. So to get out the contract you go to court and spend more of our dollars. And Our Superintendent is all about the money. She would not have taken this, if the board members did not have something to use for leverage. What ever it is, this board did more in 8 months than the past rubber stamp boards. Paula Recino’s you can bash this board and state how you would stand by her, please do as she will need it. But this board remembered the voter and what we wanted. Remembered the students, staff as they are suppose to.

    • Really Reply Report comment

      May 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Nothing in public education is about the children. Its all about the never ending free flow of dollars to those who work there. Period

      • Bodacious Reply Report comment

        May 12, 2016 at 10:19 am

        So why don’t you do something about that? Go get your teaching license or run for the school board. It is pretty obvious you haven’t been in a classroom for years because you have no clue what teaching is all about.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    What happened to one-year contracts?

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 6:09 am

    couldn’t get reasonable funding for necessary technological advancement when I was at MCHS, but apparently its fine to just throw $100K and benefits at a person to get them to leave a year early? That’s not ok…

    • Sad But True Reply Report comment

      May 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

      yes, going to pay her about 140.000 next year to not work. Only in government

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

        And let’s not forget whose money that is. It’s OUR MONEY!

        And the reasons probably won’t be made public? This stinks worse than a Prestage Farms hog facility.

        What the hell is this school board doing?

      • I Should Know Reply Report comment

        May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

        It happens all over, probably more so in private businesses. The reason it seems like it’s only in government is that government is required by law to make the settlement agreements public since it is taxpayers’ money. In private settlements, there is no such disclosure.

        • Bodacious Reply Report comment

          May 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

          I agree. Many corporations and private businesses pay executives millions of dollars to end their contracts. What makes it worse, is that many are let go for making poor decisions and losing money for the corporation and its stockholders.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 3:38 am

    i heard she has made several large inappropriate expenditures that were not approved by anyone is why they are dumping her. I always wondered since clear lake announced it was throwing her to the shit pile, where she belongs. now maybe mason city schools can advance

  8. Mr. Hand Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Why was there an abstention, was he related to her or did personal business with her??

  9. Surprised Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Question: What do you mean by ‘approach to district management’?

    Just what do you mean by (direction)?

    As a taxpayer it is my belief that we spend our tax dollars to educate our children in Reading, Writing, (cursive) arithmetic, science, history, geography, ect.

    I understand our schools are heavy into reshaping our children’s character political beliefs. These should not be included in any curriculum.,

  10. John Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Note to School board, don’t hire a consultant this time. Find someone within the district who is qualified and promote them. We need someone that cares about the community and not their salary.

    • IowaBoy Reply Report comment

      May 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I agree. It’s about time we get rid of this witch and why was she ever hired (especially at that salary) in the first place? She can take her sick scarves and hit the road!

  11. anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Does this mean Roosevelt can go back to Roosevelt? Better.

  12. Sad But True Reply Report comment

    May 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    crying all the way to the bank. Will never be seen in Cerro Gordo Co again