The Culver Community School Corporation will soon begin the hunt for a new superintendent as the current superintendent, Brad Schuldt, announced that he will be retiring at the end of December. Schuldt and School Board President Ryan Sieber recently discussed what tasks need to be done to replace Schuldt and the pair explained new state laws regarding approval of a superintendent’s contract.
Schuldt said one of the biggest changes in the new law requires a public hearing at least seven days before the board votes at an open meeting on the superintendent’s contract. The hearing does not have to take place during a special hearing, Schuldt said, and the board does not have to identify the person they are hiring. He explained the hearing is simply to explain to the public the offer that will be presented to the winning candidate for the vacant position, particularly details and monetary value of everything in the contract.
Schuldt told the board that the public hearing must also be advertised in newspapers and on the corporation website at least 10 days prior to the hearing. He presented a timeline draft and further documentation on Indiana code related to the hiring of a new superintendent as well as a drafted notice of public hearing.
The board took no action on the matter but will digest the information as they prepare to embark on the task of replacing Schuldt at the end of this year.