Highest paid teacher in Bradley SD 61 raked in $106,853.64 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 50 highest paid teachers in Bradley SD 61 each earned more than $68,000 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, Carol Sue Painter, a reading teacher at Bradley East Elem School located at 111 N. Crosswell Ave., received $106,853.64, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $16,880.64 in taxpayer-funded benefits.
Overall, the total amount Bradley SD 61 spent on its 50 highest paid teachers in 2014 was $4,073,453.14.
Bradley SD 61 had 108 teachers in 2014.
According to the United States Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey (ACS), 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.
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