Huge High School Dist. 211 Teacher Salaries Show Public School Salaries Are Out Of Control

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  1. John Parker says:

     The average pay of a District 211 teacher is $93,000.00 per year, 3rd highest in the state and 33% higher than in the surrounding high school districts. District 211 leads the state with 299 teachers drawing salaries in excess of $100,000 thousand dollars per year. These very generous salaries cost taxpayers $18,400,000 extra per year over the average salaries paid in the surrounding districts. Academically District 211 ranks 148th in the state. This is unacceptable.
     The average median house hold income of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Palatine is $72,598.00 per year. The average teacher in D211 makes $93,000.00 per year. This means that he or she exceeds the average total income of these homes by 22%. The definition of average median house hold income includes wages, unemployment insurance, disability payments, child support payments, any personal business, investment, or any type of income received routinely by anyone over the age of 18 living in the house. This is unacceptable.
     Since the huge 2005 property tax levy increase our schools have fallen academically compared to the rest of the state. There is no data to support the assumption that a Physical Education Teacher in D211 with an annual income of $150,000 per year teaches three times better than a Physical Education Teacher elsewhere with an income of $50,000.00 per year. More money does not equal a better education. Simply put, we are not getting our money’s worth.

  2. Taxpayer says:

    Drivers Ed and phys Ed. Two of the “joke” subjects in HS get paid the highest salaries!?!? Even if they been there for 30 years..BLAME THE UNIONS!!! AGAIN!!!! No company in the world can survive under that type of contract. GM went under because of it. Because of TAXPAYERS UNLIMITED SUPPLY of money, this continues. NO TAXPAYER FUNDED EMPLOYEMENT SHOULD BE RULED BY UNIONS!!! Get a pension FINE..keep drivers ed and phys ed salaries capped like ANY OTHER EMPLOYEMENT SECTOR. I NEVER FEEL SORRY FOR TEACHERS!!! can’t be fired, AUTOMATIC raises, AUTOMATIC pay grade, not increase, pay grade for masters. HOW DOES A MASTERS MAKE YOU A BETTER TEACHER teaching the same subject for 30 yrs with NO CHANGE IN THE CONTENT!!!!! ALL PAID BY YOU AND ME THE TAXPAYER!!!

  1. May 10, 2009

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