Brownsburg Community School Board of Trustees Announces the Retirement of Superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp

Dr. Jim Snapp

This morning, in a message sent to Brownsburg Community School Corporation parents, the Brownsburg Community School Board of Trustees announced that Superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp announced his retirement effective January 15th, 2024.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kat Jessup and Assistant Superintendent for Operations Shane Hacker have been named acting superintendents. 

The message read:

Dr. Jim Snapp, Superintendent of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation, announced his retirement, effective Monday, January 15, 2024. 

For the past several months, the Board has been working to address issues relating to administrative concerns in his role as superintendent. The Board and Dr. Snapp met to discuss these concerns and Dr. Snapp made the decision to retire. 

“The decision to retire at this time in my life has been an extremely difficult one – but I am confident this is the right time for me to step down,” Snapp said. “I thank the Board of Trustees for their support over the last 14 years. It has been the joy of my professional life to lead the school corporation that did so much for me as a student many years ago. I have had the distinct privilege of serving alongside the most incredible, dedicated people I have known – doing remarkable things for our students – which is more than I ever could have imagined when I started in this profession nearly 40 years ago. While I will miss the daily interactions with our incredible students and staff, I wish them the utmost continued success.”

Under the leadership of Dr. Snapp and the Brownsburg School Board, the district has seen unprecedented success, including:

•       Brownsburg became the highest achieving school corporation in the State of Indiana based on state standardized assessment, a status the school corporation has held for seven consecutive years. 

•       Five Brownsburg schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools in the past eight years. 

•       The Brownsburg High School Class of 2023 had a graduation rate of 99 percent. 

•       Fine arts and athletic programs have been among the highest achieving in the state. 

•       In 2022, the BCSC was the fastest-growing school corporation in the state and has grown more than 600 students in the past two years. 

•       Enrollment growth has been managed while decreasing the school tax rate for the last 12 years, an accomplishment no other school corporation in the state has accomplished. 

Dr. Snapp’s retirement compensation will be 185 sick days and 26 vacation days, as well as single-person health insurance through age 65. 

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kat Jessup and Assistant Superintendent for Operations Shane Hacker have been named acting superintendents. 

As a Board, we remain fully committed to putting our students at the center of all decision making and continue the academic excellence that is the hallmark of Brownsburg Schools. 

The Brownsburg Community School Board of Trustees

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