LANSING, Mich. — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan has received a vote of confidence and a one-year contract extension from the State Board of Education, according to MLive. His contract now runs through 2015 and his salary will remain where it has been since 2009 at $183,994 per year.

“Happily, we universally as a board laud and note Mike’s leadership, his effective and incredible management here, keeping morale up, and keeping so much effective work going, given a tight budget,” Board President John C. Austin, D-Ann Arbor, told MLive in a press release shortly after the vote.

MLive reports that Flanagan has held his position since 2004. The state superintendent of public instruction is hired by the State Board of Education, a publicly elected body.

SOURCE:, “State Board of Education gives Superintendent Mike Flanagan vote of confidence, contract extension,” March 14, 2012


Michigan Education Report, “State board hires new ed chief,” Aug. 16, 2005