Highest-paid teacher in Big Hollow SD 38 raked in $100,509.15 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 50 highest-paid teachers in Big Hollow SD 38 each earned more than $58,000 in total compensation in 2014, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The amount reflects teachers' full adjusted pay - a calculation which includes benefits and all pension contributions by taxpayers for each teacher, and reflects a full year of work instead of the nine months teachers actually worked.
Records show that in 2014, Ladon M. Schneider, a teacher at Big Hollow Elementary School located at 26051 W. Nippersink Road, received $100,509.15, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $21,480.08 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $16,048.08 in retirement benefits, and $5,432 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Big Hollow SD 38 spent on its 50 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $3,471,711.36.
Big Hollow SD 38 had 106 teachers in 2014.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey, the median household income for Illinois was $57,444 in 2014.
ISBE is responsible for administering public education in Illinois and consists of nine board members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate.
*Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly noted the teacher benefits data was from fiscal year 2015 when it was actually from fiscal year 2014. We have updated the story accordingly.