Published July 02, 2012
First day on the job for new Olympia schools superintendentLisa Pemberton, staff writer
Its Olympia School District superintendent Dick Cvitanichs first day on the job. The Tacoma native replaces Bill Lahmann who retired last week. Cvitanich spent the morning meeting district staff and administrators, according to district spokesman Ryan Betz. Cvitanich served as superintendent of the 3,900-student Lake Pend Oreille School District in Ponderay, Idaho, since 2006. In Olympia, he will receive a $178,275 annual salary. Cvitanichs will be the featured speaker during a Thurston Chamber forum at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Saint Martins University. His first Olympia School Board meeting will be July 16.Read more details about his experience by clicking here and more about his contract by clicking here.