Notice of Public Hearing



Kankakee Valley School Corporation




This Addendum to Regular Teacher Contract (“Addendum”) is entered into by ____________ and the Board of School Trustees of Kankakee Valley School Corporation to supplement and otherwise modify the provisions of the Regular Teacher Contract between parties.  This Addendum and the Regular Teacher Contract shall collectively be referred to as the Contract.


1. Employment


The Board employs the Superintendent and the Superintendent agrees to be employed by the Board for an initial period beginning July 1, 2019 and concluding June 30, 2022, subject to the terms of this Contract.The parties agree that the Superintendent shall provide services on two hundred and sixty (260) working days each school year.


2. Salary and Benefits

    a. Salary

  • The Superintendent shall be compensated on an annual sum of $125,000.Subject to normal tax withholding, paid in equal installments on the regular pay schedule for the School District for its employees.
  • The Board agrees if the Superintendent is evaluated as either effective or highly effective using the corporation’s evaluation criteria for the previous school year, he shall receive a stipend in the same manner as provided for a teacher in the Bargaining Agreement between the Kankakee Valley School Corporation and Kankakee Valley Teachers Association. For example: if a teacher receives $1,000 as a stipend per the compensation model in the contract, the Superintendent would receive the same $1,000 as a stipend.


     b. Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

  • The Board shall offer health insurance participation options consistent with the Board’s health insurance plan benefits provided to employee groups.Said health insurance shall include the Superintendents choice of single or family health plan options as well as options dental and vision insurance.

      c. Vacation

  • The Contract calls for 20 days with pay each calendar year as vacation time to be taken during the period of July 1 through June 30 of each year. Vacation days may carry over from one (1) year to the next and accumulate without maximum. At time of termination or retirement, accumulated vacation days will be paid at the current daily rate.

        d, Personal Days

  • The Superintendent shall be entitled to two (2) personal days for the transaction of personal business and/or to conduct personal or civic affairs during each school year. Personal leave days at the end of a school year shall be rolled over as unused sick leave.


         e. Sick Leave

  • The Superintendent shall be entitled to be absent from work on account of illness, quarantine, or family illness for a period of ten (10) days the first year, and ten (10) days in each succeeding year. Unused annual sick days shall be cumulative with a maximum limit of 75 days. Illness in family shall be defined as a case of illness, surgery, or accident involving a member of the immediate family. The term ‘immediate family’ shall be construed to mean spouse, children, stepchildren, parents, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, or others living in the home with the employee.
  • The Superintendent will be allowed to transfer 103 sick days from his previous employer to be utilized after all Kankakee Valley School Corporation days have been depleted. Any remaining transfer days cannot be used for retirement severance pay.


f. Bereavement Leave

  • In the case of death(s) within the immediate family, the Superintendent shall be provided with a bereavement leave of five (5) successive school days. The immediate family shall be interpreted as spouse, children, stepchildren, sister, brother, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, or any other member of the family unit in the same household. If more than one (1) death in the immediate family should occur, five (5) working days shall be granted for each death.
  • Two (2) working days shall be granted for the death of a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and aunts and uncles. One (1) working day will be allowed for pallbearers; one (1) working day shall be granted for funerals of other family members or close friend(s).


 g. Holidays

  • Kankakee Valley Schools observes seven (7) holidays a year as listed below:
    1. New Year’s Day
    2. Good Friday
    3. Memorial Day
    4. Independence Day (July 4th)
    5. Labor Day
    6. Thanksgiving Day
    7. Christmas Day


 h. Additional Benefits

Annual 403(b) retirement contribution:


Annual ISTRF contribution (employee share):


Annual professional dues:


Annual term life premium:*


Annual long term disability premium:*


Matching annuity per schedule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement to increase $50.00 per consecutive year:



*Indicates that the Board contribution may be adjusted if the carrier increases     the premium for the same level of coverage.

3. Evaluation

  • The Superintendent will be evaluated annually related to the position description of the Superintendent and the goals and objectives set by the Board.


4. Automatic Extension of Contract

  • The terms of this contract shall be deemed to be extended for an additional period of one (1) year unless prior to March 1, 2020, and March 1 of every year thereafter, the Board notifies the Superintendent that the Board does not intend to extend this Contract for such an additional one (1) year period.All provisions other than the length of this Contract shall remain the same upon extension by operation of this Paragraph unless the parties specifically agree in writing to the modification of a term in addition to the modification of the length of this Contract.The superintendent is required to annually remind the board in writing of the deadline for preventing the roll-over.


5. Termination of Contract

  • The Contract between the Board and Superintendent may be terminated under the conditions set forth in IC 20-28-8-7 and IC 20-28-8-8.
  • This employment contract may be terminated by:
    1. Mutual agreement of the parties
    2. Retirement of the Superintendent
    3. Discharge for Cause
    4. Death of the Superintendent
  • Discharge for cause shall be in accordance with the Indiana Statues stipulating cause for dismissal of teachers.
  • The Board may elect to cancel the Superintendent's Contracts without cause by giving not less than a six (6) months advance written notice to the Superintendent. Upon the Board’s written notice to cancel the Superintendent's Contracts without cause pursuant to this provision and the end of the Superintendent’s employment, the Board shall pay the Superintendent a total amount that may not exceed the lesser of: (A) the Superintendent’s salary for one (1) year; or (B) two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). Payment shall be made within six (6) months following the employment separation.Upon receiving the Board cancellation notice set forth above, the Superintendent has thirty (30) calendar days to request a conference with the Board. If the Superintendent requests a conference with the Board, then such request shall be submitted in writing to the Board President. Upon the Board President's receipt of the Superintendent's request for a conference, the Board shall hold a conference with the Superintendent within ten (10) business days unless the parties mutually agree otherwise.


A copy of the draft contract is available at the Kankakee Valley School Corporation website:




Agreed this                 day of                                    , 201_.


                                                                        Kankakee Valley School Corporation

Superintendent                                             Board of School Trustees, Employer


_______________________                          By:                                                      

                                                                                                Jill Duttlinger, President





                                                                                           Dr. Edward Habrowski, Secretary







Prescribed pursuant to Ind. Code 20-28-6-3 as the regular and uniform contract

for the employment of teachers pursuant to Ind. Code 20-28-6-4(b)


            This regular teacher contract (“Contract”) is by and between the governing body of the     Kankakee Valley School Corp.   (“Corporation”) and                                        (“Teacher”).                                         is a teacher as defined in Ind. Code 20-18-2-22.

            In exchange for the Teacher’s services described below, the Corporation and the Teacher agree that:

1. The Teacher shall teach in the schools of the Corporation for the school term, beginning 07-01-19 and ending on 06-30-22.

Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(a)(3)(A)

2. The school term described in paragraph 1 immediately above for services under this Contract consists of 260.00 days.            

Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(a)(3)(B)

3. The number of hours per day the Teacher is expected to work under this Contract is N/A.

Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(a)(3)(E)

4. The Corporation shall pay the Teacher for services under this Contract the total salary of $125,000.00 during the school year.

Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(a)(3)(C)

5. The Corporation shall pay this amount in 26 installments on a Biweekly basis.

Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(a)(3)(D)Ind. Code 20-28-6-5(1)

6. This Contract may be cancelled during its term for any of the grounds set forth in Ind. Code 20-28-7.5-1(e) pursuant to the procedures set forth in Ind. Code 20-28-7.5-2 and Ind. Code 20-28-7.5-3.

7. This Contract is a public record pursuant to Ind. Code 20-28-6-2(d) and Ind. Code 5-14-3.


Agreed this                 day of                                    , 201_.


                                                                        Kankakee Valley School Corporation

Superintendent                                             Board of School Trustees, Employer


_______________________                          By:                                                      

                                                                                                Jill Duttlinger, President





                                                                                           Dr. Edward Habrowski, Secretary


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