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Highest-paid teacher in Plainfield SD 202 raked in $160,164 in the 2013-2014 school year


By Local Labs News Service | Oct 8, 2016

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The top 50 highest-paid teachers in Plainfield SD 202 each earned more than $106,000 in total compensation in 2014, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

The amount reflects teachers' full adjusted pay -- a calculation that 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, James Campisi, a teacher at Plainfield High School at 15732 S. Howard St., received $160,164.44, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.

Included in that amount was $20,751.71 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $808.60 in retirement benefits, and $19,943.11 in other benefits.

Overall, the total amount Plainfield SD 202 spent on its 50 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $5,932,685.66.

Plainfield SD 202 had 1,659 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.

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