Center Grove superintendent might get 19 percent raise

Supt. Richard Arkanoff currently at $157K

INDIANAPOLIS - The superintendent of the Center Grove Community School Corporation may soon get a $30,000 raise.

The school board will hold a hearing Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a new contract for Richard Arkanoff.

An Indiana Department of Education database provided to Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney shows as of 2012 Arkanoff’s salary was the 27th highest in the state at $157,622.

A 19 percent pay raise would bring Arkanoff’s salary to $187,622.

School officials said the superintendent did not receive a raise last year.

The board will be considering a one-year contract extension for Arkanoff through June 2016.

Center Grove’s enrollment for 2013 is 7,583.

School districts are now required to hold public hearings on superintendent contracts after the Call 6 Investigators exposed the former Wayne Township superintendent’s $1 million retirement payout.

The law, called public law 148-2012, impacts every school district in the state and also requires districts to publish that public hearing on their website and in the newspaper.

Contracts must also disclose the full financial implications including salary, car allowance, insurance benefits, etc.

Arkanoff sent a statement about the new proposed contract to parents on Nov. 6. Read that statement here:

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