Highest-paid teacher in Oak Park - River Forest SD 200 raked in $175,982.23 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 50 highest-paid teachers in Oak Park - River Forest SD 200 each earned more than $124,000 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, Jose A. Sosa, a teacher at Oak Park & River Forest High School at 201 N. Scoville Ave., received $175,982.23, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Overall, the total amount Oak Park - River Forest SD 200 spent on its 50 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $7,190,946.70.
Oak Park - River Forest SD 200 had 212 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.