When Mike Fisher announced his resignation as Superintendent of Charles City Schools in early March, his last official day on the job was to be today (June 30).
However, in mid-May, the school district announced that Fisher had been authorized and approved for sick and personal leave through the remainder of this school year due to a family health situation. Fisher will become the new superintendent of the Oskaloosa School District starting tomorrow (July1).
With Fisher’s early departure, the School Board appointed Karl Kurt from Central Rivers AEA to serve as the acting superintendent for the District until June 30th, with day-to-day district level assistance from administrators Larry Wolfe and Bryan Jurrens.
Kurt’s short tenure comes to an end today and Anne Lundquist will take over tomorrow as its interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. Her contract is for one year.
The School Board elected to go the interim superintendent route after search efforts to find a replacement for Fisher hit a snag when many of the top candidates targeted by the borad found other jobs and did not interview in Charles City. The district is expected to relaunch the search for a permanent superintendent later this year with Grundmeyer Leader Services, the same firm that helped bring Fisher to Charles City in 2018.