Brandon Harpe Named Superintendent of Seymour Community Schools

(SEYMOUR) – Seymour Community School Corporation trustees voted to hire Brandon Harpe as the new superintendent.


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Harpe, 45, is replacing superintendent Rob Hooker who retired at the end of December. He has served more than 20 years at Seymour, as a teacher, coach, dean of students, assistant principal, athletic director, assistant superintendent, and interim superintendent. Hooker was appointed as interim superintendent in January.
Harpe’s three-year contract includes a base annual salary of $130,000 with 20 paid vacation days, 12 sick leave days, and five personal business days.
Other benefits include $18,214, which can be added to the superintendent’s salary to pay for medical insurance or into a voluntary employees’ beneficiary association account. The board also contributes 7.5 percent of the superintendent’s salary into the teacher retirement fund.
The benefits package includes a $75,000 life insurance policy with $150,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy. The policy cost $108 to the school corporation.
He will also receive a $6,000 stipend for mileage, up to $1,500 in memberships to professional organizations and a school-issued cellphone.
Harpe and his wife Natalie and three children Hayley, Brady, and Caleb, have lived in Seymour since 1999.

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