Highest-paid teacher in Giant City CCSD 130 raked in $70,944.74 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 5 highest-paid teachers in Giant City CCSD 130 each earned more than $61,000 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, Terry L. Montgomery, a teacher at Giant City Elementary School at 1062 Boskydell Road, received $70,944.74, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $10,753.17 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $7,753.17 in retirement benefits, and $3,000 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Giant City CCSD 130 spent on its 5 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $324,540.30.
Giant City CCSD 130 had 17 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.