If the amount of money thrown at teachers salaries is any determinant of the quality of education, you can fully expect the kids at Oak Park/River Forest High School to soon be packing the Phi Beta Kappa lists.
In the latest available ISBE reports, a full 107 of the selfless public servants who are hired by the taxpayers to teach them were hauling down more than $100k a year -- and most of them for working only 10 month gigs.
And if salaries for Driver's Ed teachers are any guide, Oak Park/River Forest will surely have among the nation's best drivers.
Below is the complete list of 2011 teachers' and administrators' salaries for Oak Park-River Forest SD 200. It was gleaned from the Teacher Service Record, provided by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
Among the highlights:
--- Driver's Education teachers making $142k, $124k, $117k, $113k, $91k, $86k
--- A $141k librarian
--- A $129k social worker
--- A $159k guidance counselor
--- A $99k Sex Ed teacher (what did he have to do to get his Masters degree in this?)
--- A $101k Home Economics teacher
--- Gym teachers hauling down $143k, $119k and $115k
I noticed that the megabucks Oak Park-River Forest drivers ed teachers all have masters degrees. This of course, jacks up their salaries under the teachers union contract. But just what do you have to do to get a masters in driving, and where do you get one? A Hollywood stunt-driving school? NASCAR training school, perhaps?
At any rate, during these disastrous economic times, there seems to be no shared sacrifice among the unionized government workers at Oak Park - River Forest SD 200.
Here are the complete salary listings in alphabetical order. For further data (degree level, years of service, gold plated pension particulars) you can go to the Family Taxpayers Foundation website
(Also, if you know people who sell luxury cars, yachts, fine vintage wines and high-end jewelry, you might want to forward this list to them -- it would be a boon to their sales prospecting efforts.)
This completes the 2011 teachers salaries list for Oak Park-River Forest High School SD 200.