Carmel Clay Schools superintendent placed on administrative leave

CARMEL, Ind. – Carmel Clay Schools' superintendent was placed on administrative leave Monday.

Nicholas Wahl served as the superintendent of the district for more than four years, and took over as chief administrator in August 2013.

In his role as superintendent, Wahl makes a base salary of $195,000 and receives benefits that gives him a monthly vehicle allowance, among others.

Wahl’s contract expires July 2018 with an automatic extension for an additional year, unless otherwise noted. However, the contract terms state the district can end Wahl’s employment “for cause.”

"In doing so, we thought it would be best and it would go more efficiently and effectively if Dr. Wahl was on administrative leave. And that's all we can share at this moment," said school board President Layla Spanenberg. 


Carmel Clay School Board released a statement:

The Carmel School Board placed its superintendent, Dr. Nicholas Wahl, on administrative leave. The board is undertaking a thorough review of its district leadership and believes that its action today will enable it to complete this review more quickly and in a manner that respects the confidentiality of its employee's personal matters. Because of these confidentiality concerns, the board will not make further comment on this until is has finished the review.

For now, the day-to-day operations of the school district will be under the direction of Dr. Amy Dudley, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment and Roger McMichael, associate superintendent for business affairs, serving jointly as interim superintendents. 

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