Board to vote on contract extension for superintendent

BROWNSTOWN

A two-year contract extension has been proposed for the superintendent of Brownstown Central Community School Corp.

A public hearing about extending Greg Walker’s contract through Dec. 31, 2019, was conducted Dec. 29 during a special meeting of the board of trustees in the administration office.

The purpose of the hearing was for the school board to discuss and hear objections to and support for the proposed contract extension; however, no one from the public attended.

The contract will be up for a vote by the school board during its next meeting, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brownstown Elementary School.

By state law, school corporations must make public how much the superintendent is paid in both salary and benefits.

The proposed contract is unchanged from the previous superintendent contract with the exception of the extension of contract length.

Walker’s annual salary is $116,133 for 260 contracted days. He also receives 20 paid vacation days, 10 paid holidays, five personal days and 14 sick leave days.

The contract requires the corporation to pay all but $1 of the cost for Walker and his eligible dependents’ coverage by a group health plan, vision plan and long-term disability.

Walker also receives a $120,000 life insurance policy, a retirement plan, a fuel credit card to be used solely for the purchase of gasoline for travel inside Indiana and a credit card in the name of the corporation to be used exclusively for school purposes.

According to the contract, the board reimburses Walker for appropriate business and professional expenses approved by the board. That includes the cost of membership and participation in state and national professional associations of educational administrators and expenses related to his attendance at conferences and activities approved in advance by the board.

The contract may be extended, renewed, altered or rescinded at any time by mutual consent of the board and Walker.

The board reviews Walker’s performance once per contract year, which is in December. He may request an additional review by the board each year, provided it is made prior to April 1 of each contract year.

Walker was hired as superintendent in May 2014 but didn’t take over until the beginning of 2015 following the retirement of Jim Terrell.

The Greensburg, Kentucky, native spent his first 11 years of education teaching in Bedford. He started at Brownstown in 2004, serving as assistant principal of the high school until 2011, when he became principal at the middle school.

If you go

What: Regular monthly meeting of the Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Brownstown Elementary School, 612 S. Base Road, Brownstown

Who: Open to the public

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.