Joint County Council & Commissioners
FUNDING OUR COUNTY ROADS:
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
COME TO A JOINT SESSION OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS THE NEW STATE LEGISLATION ON ROAD FUNDING. WE ALL KNOW BROWN COUNTY ROADS NEED MORE MAINTENANCE THAN WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE. SHOULD WE APPLY FOR THE OFFERED GRANT? SHOULD WE RAISE WHEEL TAXES TO QUALIFY? OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WANT YOUR INPUT!
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 AT 6:30 P.M.
ANNUAL MEETING MAY 23, 2016
Upstairs Dining Room
May 23, 2016
Contact Janet Kramer for RSVP by May 20th
5:30 pm Social gathering
6:00 pm Introduction of guests accompanying members and dinner
6:45 pm Guest Speaker David Redding BC County Council President
BC School Superintendent
To the Editor:
The new Brown County School Superintendent contract has been released and is available on the school website: www.brownco.k12.in.us. This contract will be presented to the public for comment on Monday May 23rd at 6:30 PM at Brown County Intermediate School. You may also contact your local school board members with your questions and comments. The vote to approve the contract will take place on May 31.
According to this five year continuous contract, our new superintendent will start with a base pay of $125,000. If the superintendent is evaluated as highly effective or effective and meets certain performance goals, the local school board has the sole discretionary authority to approve increases in base pay from $1 to $10,000 annually; in addition, each year she could receive a stipend pay of $1 to $10,000 in the form of a lump sum payment. The contract grants 20 vacation days and 12 sick leave days (unused to accrue to a cap of 90). Additionally, the contract honors sick days from her previous employer amounting to 152 days. Health and life insurance are offered for $1 each a year. The board shall pay another $20,000 annually which she may but is not required to contribute to a 403 (b) annuity plan.
Although difficult to do, comparison with superintendent contracts in surrounding school systems which have student bodies of similar sizes are listed here with their base salary. Benefit packages vary. All these school systems have a three year superintendent contract.
Student Enrollment Base Salary
Spencer-Owen 2612 $ 100,000
Indian Creek 1792 $ 105,000
Martinsville 4900 $ 120,000
Seymour 4669 $ 114,923
Brown County 2107 $ 125,000
We hope the public finds this data useful.
Julie Winn on behalf of the Board of the League of Women Voters of Brown County