Culver School Board Holds Public Hearing on New Superintendent Contract

The Culver Community School Board opened the floor to members of the public to voice opinions on the proposed contract for a new superintendent.

The three-year contract begins in July of this year and ends June 30, 2020 with a salary of $105,000 during the school year which encompasses 260 days. According to the contract, “the board will pay for a family plan of the medical and prescription insurance, family plan of the dental and vision insurance, long term disability insurance and $100,000 term life insurance” for the duration of the contract. The superintendent will pay $4.00 toward the cost. No insurance or retirement benefits will be given once the superintendent retires.

The superintendent will be allowed to attend state and national conventions and be reimbursed for costs if claims are presented to the board for approval.

The superintendent will have 20 vacation days, five personal days and 12 sick days per year.

There was no public comment during the hearing.

The announcement of the candidate chosen as the new superintendent will be made during the school board meeting on May 1. It will be then when the board approves the proposed contract. The board interviewed 15 candidates for the position.

Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell will be leaving the school corporation on June 30 after devoting 28 years to the school in many different capacities.