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.
MLive.com, “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