BCSC School Board Votes Not to Renew Superintendent Contract

From Left BCSC Legal Counsel D. Day, J. Heffernan, E. Hylton, M. Wells, K. Dixon, J. Snapp

December 28, 2023

At a Glance:
The Brownsburg Community School Board voted unanimously not to extend school superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp’s employment contract for an additional year.  As a result his contract will expire at the end of the 2025-2026 school year. The board failed to provide the public any context for their actions.

The story continues:
Following a specially convened school board executive session held at 5:00pm;  four school board members met publicly at 6:00pm and voted not to renew Brownsburg school corporation superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp’s employment contract.  The only information provided was BCSC Legal Counsel David Day recommendation “It is my recommendation that the board not agree to the extension to Dr. Snapp’s contract. And that the notice be given to Dr. Snapp as provided in this contract.”  Mike Wells moved the board adopt the recommendation which was seconded by Katie Dixon, followed by unanimous adoption by the four members in attendance. 

No justification or context was provided by any members of school board or by David Day their legal counsel. 

Dr. Snapp’s contract has a provision for an automatic one year renewal unless either party provides written notice not to continue the employment relationship by January 2nd of the year in which the agreement is due to expire.

Unless further action is taken by the school board, superintendent Dr. Snapp’s current contract will expire at the end of the 2025 – 2026 school year. 

During the meeting members of the public asked the school board to provide additional information and context which lead to this meeting and upcoming vote. These questions went unanswered. 

Immediately at the conclusion of the meeting members of the public again asked for an explanation of the evening’s events.  Those questions were ignored by all members of the school board.

Once the meeting was adjourned an audience member asked “Does the board intend to have Dr. Snapp finish his contract until the end of the school year of 2026?” Jessica Heffernan School Board president responded “The board has made no decisions yet”.

This publication strongly condemns the lack of public transparency by the members of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation Board.  

We suggest the public not speculate or jump to conclusions regarding the board actions. Rather we suggest people attend the next school board meeting and demand answers and context into the school board’s actions.

What: Regularly scheduled School Board meeting
Date: January 8th, 2024
Time: 6:30pm
Where:  BCSC Administration Building
             310 Stadium Drive, Brownsburg 46112 
             Public entrance for the meeting is Door 7

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School Board Members Who
Voted Not to Renew the Superintendent’s Contract

Name Position Representing Term Expires
Jessica Heffernan President At-Large Dec 2026
Eric Hylton Secretary Brown Township Dec 2024
Mike Wells Member Lincoln Township Dec 2024
Katie Dixon Member Lincoln Township Dec 2026

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2024 School Board Meeting Dates

School Board Regular Business Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m (unless otherwise noted). 

Meetings are held at the F.L. O’Neal Administration Office, 310 Stadium Drive
except where indicated below. The public is always welcome.

The next school board meeting date is January 8th, 2024 at 6:30pm.

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BCSC School Board Meeting: December 28, 2023

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Brownsburg Community School Corporation Superintendent Base Contract

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The school superintendent’s base contact is provided above. A one page annual extension is signed by both parties each year.  His current base salary has been updated since the base contract, for 2022-2023 it is $205,606. We have requested a signed copy of the latest annual extension. This page will be updated upon receipt.

 >> CLICK HERE << to download a copy of the base contract.

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