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