Contract approved for new Brownstown Central superintendent

The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees unanimously approved the contract for Tim Taylor to be the next superintendent during a meeting tonight.

Taylor had been assistant principal and principal at Jennings County High School and superintendent of Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corp. before spending the past school year teaching chemistry and biology at Southwestern High School in Hanover.

“I think it probably will make me a better superintendent than I was because I’m 20 years away from the classroom, and to step back in and be around students again and to see everything through the students’ eyes and through the teachers’ perspective again I think will allow me to better lead Brownstown Central,” the 53-year-old said.

Taylor went through the interview process before accepting the job at Brownstown in early March.

His contract starts July 1 and runs through June 30, 2022. His annual base salary will be $112,500.

Taylor said his top priority is to build relationships, develop trust and get a general feel for the district.

“I plan to accomplish this by scheduling opportunities to meet with board members, district personnel, principals, teachers, support staff, parents, community members and key business leaders early in my tenure,” Taylor said. “The purpose of these meetings would be to forge relationships, to share ideas, to create open lines of communication and to develop trust and transparency.”

Look for a story about Taylor’s hiring in Thursday’s Tribune and online at