CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - An Indiana native will be the next Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools. The Carmel Clay School board announced Tuesday the hiring of Dr. Nicholas Wahl.
Dr. Wahl served as superintendent in two different school districts in Illinois. He previously served as the Superintendent of Hinsdale Township High School in HInsdale, Ill. Before that, he served as the Superintendent of Community Unit School District 201 in Westmont, Ill.
He began his career in education as a teacher here in Indiana. He was raised in the southern Indiana town of Ferdinand.
Dr. Wahl says, "Being a native of Indiana, Carmel Clay Schools have always been viewed as a premier school corporation. The opportunity to return home and to be a part of Carmel Clay Schools is both an honor and a privilege."
Carmel Clay Schools published Dr. Wahl's contract which is a requirement of Indiana law.
Dr. Wahl will make a base salary of $195,000 dollars. That's just $3,000 under what the new IPS superintendent, Dr. Lewis Ferebee will make.
But that's just Wahl's base salary. The contract spells out incentive pay of 12 percent of his base which comes to $23,400 extra a year. That's a relatively common perk for superintendents.
He'll also get $700 a month for a vehicle, regardless of what he spends, plus free gas.
His contract also awards him 25 vacation days.
The agreement is through 2018, but by May 2014, it could automatically be extended to 2019 unless the board decides otherwise.
The public can give input on the new contract at a meeting August 20.
Wahl is expected to take officially take office on August 28. That's the same day the board is expected to take final action on his contract.
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