Highest-paid teacher in Lake Bluff ESD 65 raked in $136,581.10 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 20 highest-paid teachers in Lake Bluff ESD 65 each earned more than $95,000 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, Marsha K. Crall, a teacher at Lake Bluff Middle School at 900 W. North Shore Drive, Suite 220, received $136,581.10, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $19,149.10 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $6,647 in retirement benefits, and $12,502.10 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Lake Bluff ESD 65 spent on its 20 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $2,231,362.88.
Lake Bluff ESD 65 had 83 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.