Mark Laughner, Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools

Mark Laughner, Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Greater Clark County Schools has a new superintendent.

According to a news release, the district's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Mark Laughner as the new Superintendent of Schools. 

The three-year contract specifies a base salary of $155,000. 

"Obviously any superintendent wants to make as much money as they can, but I'm not worried about that piece of it," he said Tuesday night. "I'm more worried about the people in this district and making sure Greater Clark is a great place to work."

He has served as the Interim-Superintendent since Jan. 22, 2019.

"I am honored to have been chosen to lead the district that has been my home for the last fourteen years," Laughner said in a statement. "I look forward to working collaboratively with our students, parents, staff and community as we continue to move our district forward in a positive direction."

The district's former superintendent, Andrew Melin, resigned late last year. Melin's salary was $180,000, which is $25,000 more than what Laughner will make.

Melin's car stipend was $7,000, compared to Laughner's $5,000 -- and the former superintendent's cell phone was fully covered, compared to Laughner's $50 monthly payment.

Laughner's contract officially starts on July 1.

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