Middletown Unified Superintendent Loses His Job

After just 15 months, the Middletown Unified School Board in Lake County has terminated its superintendent. The board released Michael Cox from his contract Monday, Sept. 27.

“We appreciate the service and effort that Superintendent Cox provided to MUSD during his tenure. We thank our MUSD community for their patience and support,” Middletown Unified Board President Misha Grothe told Lake County News.

Cox’s performance had been the subject of multiple closed-door meetings over the past year, the publication reports. On Sept. 22, the board announced that Dr. David Miller would become acting superintendent while Cox was unavailable.

Miller is a retired Mendocino Unified School District superintendent. He served as interim superintendent of Middletown Unified in 2019 following the termination of ex-schools chief Catherine Stone.