District 205 Board Approves Posting of All Staff Salaries and Benefits for 2012-13

Click on the links below to see the range of compensation paid to teachers and administrators in District 205.

As required by the Illinois General Assembly, the base salaries and benefits paid to all Elmhurst Unit District 205 employees must be reported and posted online each year.

The School Board on Tuesday voted to approve posting of the compensation report for the 2012-13 school year.

The report includes the following categories for each staff member:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Base salary
  • Vacation days
  • Sick days
  • Bonuses
  • Annuities
  • Retirement enhancements
  • Other benefits

In all cases, bonuses, annuities and retirement enhancements categories are listed as zero. Nearly all staff members receive "other benefits," ranging from about $37 to more than $39,000. To read the full report, click here.

Also required by the state is the posting of salary compensation for every employee who holds an administrative certificate (Type 75). To read the  2012-13 Type 75 Salary Chart, click here.

School Board President Jim Collins pointed out that among 388 unit school districts in the state, District 205 administrative costs per student are ranked among the lowest, at 378.

"In other words, there are only (10) unit districts that invest less than District 205 does in administration and management," he said.

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund salary chart, for IMRF employees earning more than $75,000, can be found here.

Karen Chadra (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Those aren't sick days that have been taken, they are sick days available to them. Some apparently can be rolled over from the previous year.
PJC October 11, 2012 at 01:57 PM
A six figure job for 9 months of work with at least 3 weeks of vacation - sweet!
concerned citizen October 11, 2012 at 09:40 PM
These salaries include coaching and club stipends, summer school pay, extra curriculum development time, and numerous other extra duties that take teachers beyond the normal day and school year. It is not adequately explained here at all. I just think that should be made clear to all the teacher bashing citizens out there. What a shame that there are people that feel teachers should not be paid for their education, hard work, and hours that go way beyond most 9-5 jobs. If you think you want these salaries, can handle the commitment and effort to educate young people, fulfill the demands of administration, parents, and students, and desire two Master's degrees or the equivalent (which is what many teachers in Elmhurst have), then go for it! No one is stopping you.
Wash Woman October 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I just don't get it. A unionized white collar educated profession w/ a pension guaranteed by law & we pay for every last one of them but you think there ought not be any criticism? Let's start getting our money's worth. We need longer school days, more school days, & teachers need to start paying into social security just like the rest of us. They squeal about not being able to collect social security but maybe teachers should think about the taxpayers that can't collect a teacher's pension yet still have to pay for it. The amount teachers pay for health insurance is not in line with the rest of society yet they complain. BTW, when's the last time you got a raise? Employers, for the most part, no longer pay for college yet taxpayers not only pay for the continuing education of many teachers but also pay for the automatic raise teachers receive when they get the next certificate or degree. Yes, their job can be difficult. Yes, it is difficult to measure results. Yes, w/o tenure protection, districts would dump older, higher paid teachers for less experienced & less expensive hires (just like the real world) & that's not right (not right in the real world either). Teachers object loudly to scrutiny but so goes the life of a tax payer funded profession. We need teachers to take off the victim goggles & look at the world with objectivity. Teachers are well taken care of in 205 & ought to be thanking tax payers rather than railing against the very people that pay the bills.
David October 15, 2012 at 02:37 PM
"Wash Woman" has some good points. And "concerned citizen" - you make it sound like other jobs are easy. Name another white collar jobs that pays overtime (for coaching, teaching summer school, evening work...). Teachers are not doing this out of kindness, those are all paid extra. I'm not ripping on teachers. We have a combination of strong public unions and weak politicians in Illinois. The combination got us into our messy financial situation, and there is no remedy in sight.
PJC October 15, 2012 at 04:18 PM
"Wash Woman" - well said and spot on!
Concerned parent October 23, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Most of those complaining would not make it past the pledge. The fact is, although most parents I know in my neighborhood are well educated they simply fail to understand the dynamic world of teaching today. They refuse to acknowledge that most teachers put in 3-6 hrs a night & 8-16 hrs every weekend. Stop being haters and start to learn what is expected and how it is being implemented. I challenge anyone that is so highly critical teachers to join the profession. Then you will really know what is occurring in our schools. Maybe then these highly critical parents may wake up to the fact that the rhetoric out there in the world of education needs to begin to focus on the real issues that are and have been created by much greater issues out of the control of teachers. If you think schools are so bad and teachers are overpaid -just wait: teacher turnover rates triple, students no longer are able to higher order think/reason and ALL academic instruction turns to test prep. Let businesses take over schools and implement Management,instructional models and new initiatives on a revolving door basis- students fail! Maybe big biz management ideas will help schools just like They did for our banking failure/crisis! Think about it-----it's simple and extremely complicated at the same time learn to appreciate what the teachers do do well. Come to a respectful consensus on how and what needs to be done by everything including parents
Wash Woman October 23, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Last I heard, teaching is a choice, like any other job. Payment of benefits, pensions, and salaries is, however, not a choice but tax obligation guaranteed by law. Yes, we know teaching to the test is bad yet people ask about test scores and rankings as if education were a Big 10 football game. By the way, forward leaning schools employ teaching perseverance, grit, and character. No one is championing a business model for education but saying they work extra long hours is simply not true. Teachers don't work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks each year. Full time pay for part time work. Great work if you can get it. That is why there is a glut of teachers on the market. Without a union, teacher salaries would be subject to market supply and demand. That's why they have a union - to protect them. What is being said is simple: teachers ought to stop complaining about benefits, pensions and raises as teachers have plenty of both thanks to the sweat and toil of the taxpayers. Scrutiny is part of the deal as every salary and benefit comes from public funding. If teachers don't like the scrutiny, why not apply to one of the many excellent private schools in the area?


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