Notice of public meeting on amendment to Superintendent’s contract

Notice of public meeting on amendment to Superintendent’s contract
Posted on 09/11/2020
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The South Bend Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees will hold a public meeting on September 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. virtually and on the third floor of the Administration Building, 215 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601 to discuss and hear objections to and support for a proposed amendment to the Superintendent’s contract as required by Ind. Code 20-26-5-4.3. This public meeting will be held during the regular school board meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Persons wishing to submit comments on the proposed contract amendment must submit comments to BoardComments@sb.school before the public meeting. The public meeting may be viewed on YouTube Live.

The Superintendent’s current employment contract may be viewed on the school corporation’s website.

Summary of proposed contract amendments

  1. Term: Five years, starting July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2025.

  2. Annual Base Salary: No change (annual salary is $186,000).

  3. Additional Annual 401(a) or VEBA Contribution: SBCSC will contribute an additional amount equivalent to 5% of the Superintendent’s annual salary into the Superintendent’s choice of either a 401(a) plan account, VEBA account, or flexible spending account.

  4. Term Life Insurance: SBCSC will increase the life insurance coverage for the Superintendent from a policy with a face value of $300,000 to a policy with a face value of $500,000. The cost of the additional coverage is anticipated to be $396 annually.

  5. Compensation for Accrued, Unused Sick Leave Days: On July 1 of each contract year (retroactive to July 1, 2020), the Superintendent will be entitled to compensation for accrued, unused sick leave days while earned as Superintendent up to a maximum of thirty (30) days at the applicable per diem rate. At separation, the Superintendent will be entitled to accrued, unused sick leave days earned as Superintendent at the applicable per diem rate. With respect to accrued, unused sick days that were earned as SBCSC administrator prior to serving as Superintendent, the Superintendent will be compensated for those days at separation at the rate paid to other SBCSC administrators. SBCSC will contribute any sum received relating to accrued, unused sick leave days into the Superintendent’s choice of a 401(a) plan account, VEBA account, or flexible spending account.

After the meeting, the Board of School Trustees will consider the input and then it will consider the proposed amendment as an agenda item for consideration at a board meeting on October 5, 2020.

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