Highest paid teacher in Seneca CCSD 170 raked in $123,984.54 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 20 highest paid teachers in Seneca CCSD 170 each earned more than $79,000 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, Stephen J. Novario, a teacher at Seneca Elem School South Campus located at 174 Oak St., received $123,984.54, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $30,056.24 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $1,361.96 in retirement benefits, and $28,694.28 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Seneca CCSD 170 spent on its 20 highest paid teachers in 2014 was $1,782,237.56.
Seneca CCSD 170 had 46 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.