Highest-paid teacher in Limestone Walters CCSD 316 earned $68,562.53 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top five highest-paid teachers in Limestone Walters CCSD 316 each earned more than $57,000 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, Kathleen E. Ayler, a teacher at Limestone Walters CCSD 316 at 8223 W. Smithville Road, received $68,562.53, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $10,649.50 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $799.49 in retirement benefits, and $9,850.01 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Limestone Walters CCSD 316 spent on its five highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $317,841.67.
Limestone Walters CCSD 316 had 13 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.