Following Culver Community Schools Superintendent Brad Schuldt’s announcement that he will be leaving the corporation at the end of December, the school board this week passed a motion to hire Administrative Assistants, a company out of Central Indiana, to conduct the search for his replacement. The company will lead the board in the search and interview processes at a cost of $6000, and Schuldt explained the board has an initial meeting with the company on Aug. 27.
Schuldt said he has been at the corporation for nearly three decades, and while he’s sad to leave, it’s time for him to retire.
“I’ve been here for – it’ll be 28 and a half years on Dec. 31, and I have 13 years at a previous school corporation. So it’s 41 and a half years in public education, and my wife retired last year and I’m going to be retiring this year, and I have now six grandkids and five kids, so it gives me an opportunity to spend a lot more time with them and also do a bit of traveling with the wife,” Schuldt explained.
Schuldt said one of the things he will miss most is the relationship that forms over time with the community.
“I think the main thing is the relationships you establish over the years with students and former students and teachers and the community as a whole. It’s a great place to live. When I moved here almost 29 years ago, I had never even been in Culver before and I had no idea I’d be here for as long as I have, but it’s a great, great community and a great school corporation,” Schuldt said.