Highest paid teacher in Pleasant Hill SD 69 earned $72,642.90 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 5 highest paid teachers in Pleasant Hill SD 69 each earned more than $51,000 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, Ann M. Kluesner, a teacher at Pleasant Hill Elem School located at 3717 W. Malone St., received $72,642.90, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $18,209.91 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $16,995.10 in retirement benefits, and $1,214.81 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Pleasant Hill SD 69 spent on its 5 highest paid teachers in 2014 was $307,110.93.
Pleasant Hill SD 69 had 14 teachers in 2014.
According to the United States Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey (ACS), 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.