McHenry High School Teachers Strike

Went over to McHenry today and drove past the two high schools.

WMAQ-TV Channel 5 prepares a story for the noon news at McHenry East High School.

WMAQ-TV Channel 5 prepares a story for the noon news at McHenry East High School.

There were picket lines in front of both East and West High Schools.

McHenry's elementary schools are in a separate tax district and were not on strike.

McHenry’s elementary schools are in a separate tax district and were not on strike.

No teachers were parading in front of McHenry’s grade schools, however.

Strikers at McHenry East High School.

Strikers at McHenry East High School.

More money for the teachers is the main issue, of course.

McHenry West High School picketers.

McHenry West High School picketers.

There was a good turnout of teachers at both McHenry East and McHenry West High Schools.

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The Chicago Tribune has a good story on the details of the contract negotiation.

Read the comments, which undoubtedly will be interesting.


Comments

McHenry High School Teachers Strike — 138 Comments

  1. The comments will be interesting all right.

    These blood thirsty savages want bigger pay hikes to hike their pension which is already only about 40% funded.

    The education funding is completely broken because he pensions are decoupled from the salary decisions yet taxpayers are responsible for both.

    This is a strike to hike salaries and pensions.

    Yet pensions have no part of the decision making process.

    It is a broke and broken system.

    Teacher unions stop manipulating the public and start including pensions in the conversations with collective bargaining.

    Teachers want to have their cake and eat it too.

    They want their salary hikes and pensions and where is the money going to come from, no one knows, no plan, and that’s just teacher salaries and pensions, never mind, retiree healthcare and bonds for the teachers and school district; plus all the taxing districts on property tax bills; plus the state; plus the Federal; how stupid, naive, and gullible are taxpayers, that’s the real question here.

  2. The IEA statewide teacher union sometimes run radio commercials that includes a teacher testimonial about how hard they work.

    Newsflash, one can find hard working employees in any profession.

    One can also find slackers in any profession.

    Unknown to many is teachers only have to work their contracted hours, which are not an 8 hour work day.

    The contracted hours are stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement.

    Furthemore, high school contracted hours are typically longer than middle school contracted hours which in turn are usually longer than elementary contracted hours, and furthermore contracted hours vary by school district, as each school district has its own collective bargaining agreement.

    That’s one reason why high school districts typically pay more than elementary school districts.

    For McHenry High School the Monday – Thursday contracted building hours are 7:20AM – 3:05PM.

    That’s a 7:45 day including lunch and breaks.

    Friday contracted hours are less (due to an early student dismissal so teachers can meet or why?).

    Friday contracted hours for East Campus are 7:20 – 2:40 for a 7:20 day including lunch and breaks.

    Friday contracted hours are West Campus are 7:20 – 2:50 for a 7:30 day including lunch and breaks.

    The district reported the union decided on September 18th the teachers would only be available during contracted hours so if the kids needed extra help before school, too bad, too sad.

    Maybe someone knows whether or not the union and teachers actually carried through with that threat.

    http://www.dist156.org/uploads/1/6/8/0/16805238/letter_to_parents_regarding_negotiations.pdf

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    A teacher contracted work year is about 180 days.

    But, their contract provides 13 or 18 sick days per year, which can be carried over indefinitely, and in most districts can be cashed out at retirement at ending salary (obviously a bigger salary than the point at which most the “sick” days were “earned”); or the sick days can be exchanged for years of service credit to allow one to retire earlier.

    So in other words they use the sick days or are compensated for the sick days.

    180 days is 36 weeks.

    Most folks work 46 – 48 weeks when vacation and personal days (sick days, etc.) are deducted, and many work more.

    So teachers are contracted to work 10 – 12 weeks less than the average hard working employee (teacher commercials and pr always say how hard they work and how challenging their jobs are and how much they care, well guess what, most people work hard, have challenging work, and care).

    http://www.dist156.org/uploads/1/6/8/0/16805238/fy15_salary_and_benefits_data_mchenry_hs_156_sheet1.pdf

    http://www.dist156.org > Board of Education > Financial Information > Contracts and Salary Reports > Salary and Teacher Contract Information > fy15_salary_and_benefits_data_mchenry_hs_156_sheet1.pdf

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    During most teacher strikes, the unpaid board members are run ragged with late night negotiations sessions, and depending on the district can be harassed by teachers with phone calls and emails, all while they are trying to earn a living with their day job.

    The full time paid union employee negotiators however are in an entirely different situation.

    Ditto with the teachers on the negotiating team.

    Ditto with the administration on the negotiating team.

    Ditto with the lawyers on the negotiating team.

    The board members sticking up for the taxpayers are at a big disadvantage during collective bargaining negotiations.

  3. This idiocy will continue until taxpayers rebel in adequate numbers to force people like Jack Franks to pass legislation ending the public sector right to strike.

    We must not permit it to be replaced with ‘forced arbitration’ which in Illinois has resulted in having one of the highest number of police and firemen per capita in the country who are paid more than in any other state.

    Taxpayers need to walk the picket lines with signs displaying:

    END THE STRIKE – STOP THE MADNESS!

    Just look at the statistics – Atlas is shrugging in Illinois and particularly in McHenry County!

  4. You do realize there were no teachers outside the elementary schools because they are two separate districts and those teachers are not on strike?

  5. I do not find that characterization inaccurate.
    Teacher’s Unions, and employees (especially Administrators) exhibit a sociopathic indifference to the plight of thousands of households within their communities, who have seen home values plummet while tax dollar amounts have relentlessly risen…and property tax rates in McHenry County are astronomical relative to the rest of Illinois and the rest of America.

    This has destroyed people who counted on their home equity as a retirement funding vehicle. Ironic in that their loss has been the Teacher’s Union’s gain: government guaranteed defined benefit plans, the least of which is present valued in 7 figures. Secure comfortable retirement at the cost of others’ utter devastation. Not Savage?

    And a more disturbing aspect is the teacher’s Union refusal to shop for health insurance value on behalf of those paying that bill “on behalf”.
    The ACA health insurance exchange website represents an easy price comparison tool.
    Public employees could be given monetary vouchers to purchase plans on the exchange and save the taxpayer vast sums of money.
    Are any school employees asking their Union to investigate whether comparable insurance is available for less cost?
    Have any teachers performed a qualitative analysis on the healthcare benefits to ascertain whether their health insurance offers any added value to justify the hugely higher premium cost (cost to public taxpayers, NOT to public employees)?
    Instead the current system is fought for to the death (not their own deaths, homeowners’ deaths)and it is only to the benefit of the health insurance plan administrators’ wealth accumulation.

    Savage is a very appropriate description when the behavior is ferociously cruel, uncivilized, uncontrolled.

  6. Doesn’t look like the teachers have been missing any meals lately.
    Many are overweight, so life for them must be very good.

    And all seem to be driving new/newer cars too.

    At any rate, this is yet another valid reason to flee Illinois ASAP.

    Why stay and feed the beast that intends to bankrupt you ?

  7. why fight for anything that is right, when it is easier to capitulate or flee?

  8. ONE – again, end their right to strike or negotiation time means nothing.

    TWO – Repeat number one a hundred times.

    The education industry backs Democrats – get them out of office and the public may have a chance at something reasonable and fair.

    Make the voters understand the teachers are not a bunch of Mayberry Aunt Beas. They are your employees not fuzzy warm altruistic volunteers and your kid’s piggy bank and college fund are at risk with their never ending financial demands.

  9. Susan, It’s called self-preservation,
    apparently you do not understand this – or are oblivious to this reality.

    Fact: THOUSANDS of people and businesses that have already come
    to this reality such as myself have already fled or are planning to
    do so.

    To stay and continue to waste your precious recourses in hopes
    that things will change for the better in your lifetime is a fools errand.

    But if that’s what you want to do, by all means have at it.
    You have my best wishes and sympathy in your futile struggle with the “savages”.

  10. Blood thirsty savages is appropriate.

    When the teachers went on strike, that was an act of war.

    Their warpath is the sidewalk.

    Their tomahawk is the picket sign.

    The school is the wagon train.

    The intended targets are the school children.

    The teachers are using the school children as ransom.

    There is zero risk to teachers as they receive retroactive pay after the strike.

    Want to watch a Friday night high school football game, pay teachers more money.

    Want taxpayer dollars to be used to educate children, pay teachers more money.

    For 5 years in great detail the unfolding public sector financial crisis which has the teacher and administrator pension plan at epicenter has been explained on this blog.

    A book was written on the subject.

    The teacher union, the school board, the state, the press, everyone completely and totally ignores the pension crisis during their teacher strike.

    Any increase in teacher pay will hike pensions which are already unaffordable.

    Not only are pensions unaffordable the Illinois teacher and administrator pension fund is one of the worst funded in the United States, and that is after Blagojevich and Quinn issued pension obligation bonds to fund the pension fund.

    In retirement how many taxpayers will be eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from groceries purchased at Aldi while teachers are eating steak from a restaurant.

    Hundreds of thousands.

    The strike is only possible because the politicians have separated the pension funding from strike eligible criteria, and taxpayers have allowed it to happen.

    It should not be possible for a strike to occur if the employees on strike are in a defined benefit public sector pension plan that is 40% funded whose benefits cannot be diminished or impaired per one sentence added to the Illinois state constitution on December 15, 1970.

    Now that is uncalled for.

    The purpose of teaching is to educate, a transfer of knowledge.

    They have failed in educating the public about the seriousness of the public sector unfunded pension and retiree healthcare liability crisis and the bond crisis in Illinois, because they personally benefit from the hiked salaries and benefits and diversion of funding from pensions to hike salaries which further hikes pensions.

    The teachers fail to educate the public how hiked pay resulting from a strike means a hiked pension and the pension currently has only about 40 cents for every dollar the actuaries calculate it should have at this very moment.

  11. A teacher strike is a pension hike.

    Assuming one purpose of the strike is to hike pay, which is the case here and in just about every every teacher strike.

    This strike is just one more piece to the pension crisis in this state.

    Death by a thousand cuts.

  12. Teachers would have received pay hikes even if they didn’t go on strike.

    Pay hikes are built into salary schedules which are found in collective bargaining agreements.

    The link below is to the McHenry high school teacher collective bargaining agreement.

    Scroll to the second to last page in the link.

    A “step” indicates another year worked.

    Teacher pay hikes are determined on that schedule simply by working another year and satisfactorily completing college classes.

    Many if not most teachers receive additional pay or compensation in the form of longevity pay (page 20), tuition reimbursement (page 20), Extended Internal Subbing and Overload Compensation (page 21), Department Chair compensation (page 23), co-curricular compensation (page 24), athletic duty compensation (page 25), summer school (page 26), and more, just read the collective bargaining agreement.

    http://www.dist156.org/uploads/1/6/8/0/16805238/mchenry_educators_cba_2014-2015.pdf

    Without a strike the teachers still would have received pay hikes which are unaffordable due to the pension crisis in the state of Illinois.

  13. Instead of negotiating, how about terminating?

    You’ll get a hundred applicants for every opening and you’ll finally get some bang for your buck from those $100 K administrators.

    Or would you rather continue the same insane cycle, of filling the union trough with taxpayers money, it uses against those same hardworking homeowners.

    It’s ‘for the kids’, right Union?

  14. The teachers pay demands seem greedy.

    In the real world they would lose their jobs.

    Where is the Scott Walker for Illinois?

  15. It’s probably illegal to fire striking public school teachers in Illinois.

    Laws vary by state.

    In some states it’s illegal for teachers to strike.

    There is a whole range of detailed Illinois law, policies, procedures, and bureaucracy at the state and local level about dismissing a teacher, and it varies depending on the cause, if it’s misconduct, poor performance, or whatever.

    It takes a long time to understand all the nuances.

    There is the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA).

    The Illinois Educational Labor Review Board (IELRB).

    Performance Evaluation Review Act (Senate Bill 7).

    Performance Evaluation Advisory Committee (PEAC).

    Teachers deserve protections but they don’t deserve pay hikes while pensions are only 40% funded; pensions that have been repeatedly hiked at the legislative level by hiking benefits and at the local level by hiking salaries; the whole time while pensions were underfunded; the whole time while annual state pension contributions were shorted and the savings partially used to hike General State Aid which was distributed to local school districts which was used to partially hike salaries.

    And there is a whole range of actuarial assumptions that are questionable even if pensions are 100% funded.

    And taxpayers are bound by one sentence added to the Illinois state constitution to fund all the benefit hikes even though the hikes occurred while pensions were underfunded, irregardless if taxpayers can or can not afford the pensions.

    And we can go on and on this is a giant mess with no good outcome.

    Yet the teachers strike.

  16. It’s crystal clear through this strike and others the teachers are not going to give up anything and in fact are fighting for more while the pension is in a complete meltdown.

    The taxpayers have to organize and fight the teachers.

    The politicians got us into this mess and they will not get us out unless taxpayers force the issue.

    This saga has advanced over the last 45 years since the pension sentence was added to the Illinois State constitution on December 15, 1970.

    That was D-Day for the Illinois public sector unions and employees.

    So now it’s a fight and war.

    The teacher unions are not backing down.

    It’s clear.

    They want your money and they are very good at getting it.

  17. I have been following this blog for a little bit. We obviously know what the problems are within the different townships, taxing districts, pensions, etc…

    But what are the solutions?

    Are any proposed theoretical solutions, realistic?

  18. I happened to be passing East Campus earlier today, and judging by the very slow pace of the striking teachers, the strike walking is most likely the hardest work they have done in some time.

    Where else can you make the big bucks for working 6 months a year?

  19. The same teachers and union which are striking for more taxpayer money to hike salaries claim the state does not devote enough money to public education.

    Of course the teachers and teacher union wants the state to send more state taxpayer money to the school districts.

    So then the teachers can get a bigger raise and will willingly continue to pay full union dues instead of opting out of the union and paying reduced fair share dues (agency shop union rules requires the teacher to pay the union as a condition of employment irregardless if the teacher does not want to pay the union one dime because the teacher does not see value in the union or does not believe in how the union is conducting themselves or whatever).

    Taxpayers are not paying enough money for public education.

    The state “Foundation Level” is not being fully funded.

    More money for public education.

    More, more, more.

    Taxpayer transparency and affordability, secondary issues.

    Bottom line, the unions are smarter and more effective than taxpayers.

    At least until something collapses, but don’t worry teachers, everything is just going to be just fine.

    That’s the most used teacher refrain to parents concerned about their child’s academic performance, don’t worry, everything will be just fine.

    How many of those kids end up in remedial level college classes, classes the parents or students pays for, yet the student doesn’t receive college credit.

    No statistics on that from the public school teachers, administrators, or districts, because that doesn’t make them look good, and the priority is image because if it’s perceived the students are getting a great world class education, the parents and taxpayers will be more likely to willingly fund higher salaries and benefits.

    And the machine and its ingrained culture continues.

    Do we see McHenry teachers comparing their salaries and benefits to Wisconsin teacher salaries and benefits a few miles to the north.

    No, because that would show McHenry high school teachers are paid much better than Wisconsin high school teachers, especially when the pension benefits are included.

    How about McHenry high school test scores for the taxpayer price paid including pensions compared to a comparable Wisconsin communities high school test scores and cost.

    Oh no, just the insular Illinois cherry picked comparisons because teachers are licensed by state.

  20. The #1 solution is to repeal the pension sentence in its entirety that was added to the Illinois State Constitution on December 15, 1970.

    Next, sign up for and attend the TIF seminar October 20th at the Woodstock Public Library.

    What does a TIF have to do with a McHenry teacher strike?

    The McHenry teacher strike is one part of an entire enterprise that has evolved to extract maximum taxpayer funds with maximum taxpayer confusion.

    There will be people at the TIF seminar to network with.

    TIFs are just another way for taxing districts to siphon taxpayer money, just like teacher pay hikes.

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    There are many solutions that have been presented, just search through the blog.

    Another solution, start attending local school board meetings and educate yourself about the school district(s) to whom you pay taxes.

    An educated person is the most effective counter to the information that is routinely withheld.

    Too many of these types pride themselves on never telling a lie (although sometimes they do) but rather outsmarting the taxpayer.

    Too many of these types pride themselves on not revealing FOIA information unless the person already knows the answer to the question, before they ask the question.

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    The pensions drawf all other taxpayer problems in Illinois.

    The pensions promised cannot be paid in their entirety.

    It can and will get resolved in a variety of ways, but educate yourself about pensions.

    Recognize it’s a fight, they want as much of your money as they can get, and they are very good at getting it.

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    Do not vote for any politician that will not take on pensions as a priority.

    We have State Rep Morrison, State Senator Duffy, State Rep Ives, and there are others.

    Read what they have to say and follow them.

    The goal is not to have pauper public sector retirees, but sustainable pensions, and sustainable pensions are not possible with the hiked salaries and benefits, so something must be done, the sooner the better.

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    Each taxing district, pension fund, and unit of state government needs a taxpayer watchdog.

    Pick a taxing district and watch it and comment on it when the time comes.

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    There are no easy fixes.

    A lot of this is fluid and situation dependent.

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    Basically we have unsustainable spending and debt.

    What happens if you have unsustainable credit card debt?

    Go bankrupt, negotiate with creditors, buy less, earn more money.

    Same basic principle applies here but it’s much more complicated.

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    Read Illinois Pension Scam by Bill Zettler, the book, ebook, or check it out at library.

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    Talk to Susan who will be at the Woodstock TIF meeting.

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    Steve Reich has a blog.

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    Follow Illinois Policy Institute, Wirepoints, Better Government Association, Citizens Advocacy Center.

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    Ultimately organize.

    Nothing will be accomplished without organization and that’s the secret to the unions “success” whose major problem is that it’s unsustainable spending and debt.

  21. Omitted some words.

    The #1 solution is to repeal in its entirety the pension sentence in its entirety that was added to the Illinois State Constitution on December 15, 1970.

    Which will allow unsustainable hiked pensions to be renegotiated.

  22. I can’t even type I’m so mad at the McHenry high school teachers for going on strike for higher pay while their pension is 40% funded.

    The TRS teacher and administrator pension fund whose underfunding is the single larges financial crisis in the state of Illinois.

  23. Practical solutions, but I think they need to be pushed for from within rather than without:

    1. 401k pension plans ( defined contribution) rather than defined benefit plans.

    2. Shop for a better price on healthcare insurance plans. The ACA exchange at healthcare.gov offers fast easy price comparison method. I believe public employees are overpaying for Heath insurance only to the actual benefit of the plan administrator– private insurers’ reimbursements to doctors follow a tight comparative ratio to Medicare reimbursement rates.

    3. Online FREE educational services such as khanacademy.org should be pushed on students during strikes. There are others, khanacademy.org I know focussed on math and hard science.

    Public school Parents can get help from home school parents to establish a study discipline during strikes.
    Then let the strike go on.

    If sports are an issue, let booster clubs arrange deals with neighboring schools to host practices.

    I cannot see why a strike should be allowed to have such a scary impact.

    In Africa they figure out ways to get around the frequent occurrence of teacher absenses,, because teachers are often dead or cannot afford cost of transportation to the school.

  24. In Illinois public education any reform has to be taken into context how does it affect the teacher union.

    If the teacher union perceives it as a threat, look out.

    And the teacher union is very powerful in state and local politics.

    And even when the teacher union is taken head on and the reformer wins, as in Rauner, look out after election.

    The entrenched bureaucracy and special interests do not allow any practical short term solutions for a wide variety of reasons.

    The game is rigged.

    It’s going to be a long hard fight.

  25. Here are just a few teacher pay histories in McHenry High School District 156.

    Sometimes teacher pay decreases because they have less extra duties / stipends.

    Year – Employee – Pensionable Income – % Increase or Decrease over previous year – Subject – Years Worked

    2014 – Adam Matthew J – $74,103 – -4% – HS Algebra – 9
    2013 – Adam Matthew J – $77,139 – -7%
    2012 – Adam Matthew J – $82,755 – 8%
    2011 – Adam Matthew J $76,480 – 5%
    2010 – Adam Matthew J $72,593 – 20%
    2009 – Adam Matthew J $60,285 – -1%
    2008 – Adam Matthew J $60,755 – 25%
    2007 – Adam Matthew J $48,679 – 4%
    2006 – Adam Matthew J $46,841 – 16%
    2005 – Adam Matthew J $40,271

    2014 – Adams Gina M – $68,063 – 11% – HS Algebra – 12
    2013 – Adams Gina M – $61,112 – 0%
    2012 – Adams Gina M – $61,031 – 2%
    2011 – Adams Gina M – $59,934 – 1%
    2010 – Adams Gina M – $59,058 – 12%
    2009 – Adams Gina M – $52,745 – 8129%
    2008 – Adams Gina M – $641 – 41%
    2005 – Adams Gina M – $456 – -99%
    2004 – Adams Gina M – $44,223 – 98%
    2003 – Adams Gina M – $22,367 – 44%
    2002 – Adams Gina M – $39,939 – 27%
    2001 – Adams Gina M – $31,354 – 1%
    2000 – Adams Gina M – $31,071

    2014 – Alheit Jeff – $76,210 – 1% – Learning Behavior Specialist I – 11
    2013 – Alheit Jeff – $75,391 – 4%
    2012 – Alheit Jeff – $72,635 – 0%
    2011 – Alheit Jeff – $72,635 – 6%
    2010 – Alheit Jeff – $68,453 – 3%
    2009 – Alheit Jeff – $66,393 – 6%
    2008 – Alheit Jeff – $62,663 – -6%
    2007 – Alheit Jeff – $66,463 – 11%
    2006 – Alheit Jeff – $59,930 – 5%
    2005 – Alheit Jeff – $57,085 – 17%
    2004 – Alheit Jeff – $48,905 – 36%
    2003 – Alheit Jeff – $35,848 – 4%
    2002 – Alheit Jeff – $34,480

    2014 – Anderson James R – $122,034 – 6% – Physics (Grades 9-12 Only) – 29
    2013 – Anderson James R – $115,126 – 6%
    2012 – Anderson James R – $108,609 – 5%
    2011 – Anderson James R – $103,048 – 7%
    2010 – Anderson James R – $096,249 – 4%
    2009 – Anderson James R – $092,353 – 4%
    2008 – Anderson James R – $088,427 – 2%
    2007 – Anderson James R – $086,769 – 4%
    2006 – Anderson James R – $083,339 – 3%
    2005 – Anderson James R – $080,744 – 7%
    2004 – Anderson James R – $075,225 – 8%
    2003 – Anderson James R – $069,741 – 10%
    2002 – Anderson James R – $063,516 – 6%
    2001 – Anderson James R – $059,909 – 6%
    2000 – Anderson James R – $056,658

    2014 – Beagle Timothy D – $88,967 – 6% – Earth/Space Science (Grades 9-12 Only) – 18
    2013 – Beagle Timothy D – $83,760 – -7%
    2012 – Beagle Timothy D – $89,639 – -9%
    2011 – Beagle Timothy D – $98,650 – 13%
    2010 – Beagle Timothy D – $87,598 – 1%
    2009 – Beagle Timothy D – $86,473 – 10%
    2008 – Beagle Timothy D – $78,494 – 11%
    2007 – Beagle Timothy D – $71,002 – 13%
    2006 – Beagle Timothy D – $63,061 – 22%
    2005 – Beagle Timothy D – $51,583 – -6%
    2004 – Beagle Timothy D – $54,648 – 11%
    2003 – Beagle Timothy D – $49,450 – 8%
    2002 – Beagle Timothy D – $45,796 – 6%
    2001 – Beagle Timothy D – $43,207 – 13%
    2000 – Beagle Timothy D – $38,283

    2014 – Beattie Jennifer L – $82,575 – 7% – Driver Education – 11
    2013 – Beattie Jennifer L – $77,205 – 4%
    2012 – Beattie Jennifer L – $73,999 – 1%
    2011 – Beattie Jennifer L – $73,110 – -5%
    2010 – Beattie Jennifer L – $76,758 – -2%
    2009 – Beattie Jennifer L – $78,286 – 17%
    2008 – Beattie Jennifer L – $67,034 – 3%
    2007 – Beattie Jennifer L – $64,858 – 11%
    2006 – Beattie Jennifer L – $58,579 – 46%
    2005 – Beattie Jennifer L – $40,258 – 19%
    2004 – Beattie Jennifer L – $33,863

    Each of them wants more money collectively.

    That’s why they are striking.

    The above pay is not good enough.

    Taxpayers must pay more money to educate children.

  26. McHenry High School District 156 Homecoming 2015 is next week.

    Do you think that played into the decision of when the McHenry high school teacher union would strike?

    Make the kids suffer.

    Then the parents and kids will pressure the board to settle to union’s advantage.

    Or maybe the union will settle on time and then look like heroes.

    Do you still think the teacher union and teachers are not blood thirsty savages?

    Technically they are not.

    McHenry Community High School

    Out of This World

    Homecoming 2015

    October 5 – 10, 2015.

    Float Building Monday – Wednesday 3PM at the City Garage.

    Powder Puff Football – Monday 5:30PM at McCracken Field.

    Coronation Monday 6:45PM at McCracken Field.

    Pep Rally Friday 1PM at McCracken Field.

    Parade Friday 2PM at McCracken Field.

    Football games Friday 5:30 & 7 – McCracken Field.

    Dance Saturday 8 – 11PM at the West Main Gym.

    Suits and dresses have been ordered, corsages ordered, dinners planned, Sunday events planned.

    Spirit Day Attire

    Monday staff wears black.
    Monday seniors wear galaxy print.
    Monday juniors wear red.
    Monday sophomores wear purple.
    Monday freshman wear blue.

    Tuesday astronauts vs aliens.

    Wednesday USA Moon Landing Day (red / white / blue / flag, etc.)

    Thursday Star Wars / Star Trek.

    Friday Class Shirts or Orange and Black.

    http://mchsactivities.wix.com/warriors1#!homecoming-activities/w64y3

    http://mchsactivities.wix.com/warriors1#!powerpuff-football-2015/on92z

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    Homecoming 2015 Out of this World

    East Court
    Class of 2019
    Class of 2018
    Class of 2017

    West Court
    Class of 2019
    Class of 2018
    Class of 2017

    West Senior Court Royalty
    East Senior Court Royalty

    http://mchsactivities.wix.com/warriors1#!homecoming-court/l3lx7

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    Teachers don’t go on strike in the summer.

    A summer strike would not inflict pain in the kids.

    A summer strike would not disrupt the parents schedule.

  27. It’s not a fight unless both opponents show up.

    There are so many online resources nowadays, and home schooling resources, and community resources willing to take up slack for working parents, that strikes should not represent a difficult scenario to cope with.

  28. In practice strikes are a massive disruption and there are not enough community resources willing to take up the slack and even if there were there are state laws about kids have to be educated by a licensed teacher (I think).

    I guess the kids just can’t be educated by a school full of subs.

    Lake Forest High School tried a year or two ago to teach kids while teachers were striking and I believe it didn’t work.

    Theoretical and practice don’t match in this case.

    Now maybe strike breaking teachers could be made to work but it would take years of planning and work and we would be fighting the teacher union and their politician buddies every step of the way; it would be a very difficult, time consuming, painful endeavor, and there is the question who would fund the effort.

    Lennie Jarratt of Heartland is working on education reform, he may have some ideas.

    Bruno Behrend of Open the Books / For the Good of Illinois is another education reformer.

  29. The Teacher unions in McHenry County are showing the Republicans in the County and Bruce Rauner in Springfield who is in charge.

    It is not the taxpayer!

    It is not the elected officials!

  30. Things are so out of control in Illinois that when pubic school teachers strike to hike pay (which hikes pensions) even though their pension funds are only about 40% funded, that fact goes unmentioned in the media, be it print, radio, or TV.

    The school board and administration doesn’t mention the fact teachers with a 40% funded pension are going on strike to hike pay which hikes pensions.

    State Reps and Senators, no word from them either.

    Not to mention they strike October 1st and Homecoming events are scheduled to start October 5th.

    Everyone is afraid of the teachers.

  31. I know a few home school families.

    This isn’t as complicated as it is made to seem by the bullies who want it to seem so disruptive.

  32. Actually a ‘strike kit’ put together by home school organizations ( which provide approved educational material geared toward standardized testing) would go a long way toward neutralizing the impact of bully strike threats.

    Like a home preparedness kit for tornados, a ‘strike kit’ would outline rapidly deployable community plan for this ’emergency’.

    I refuse to believe that the only two choices for the victims of a strike are to either capitulate or be destroyed.

  33. It is a political nightmare.

    Home schooling a few kids is one thing.

    A building full of kids is an entirely different matter, many of them whom are not focused on learning.

    There are kids with behavior issues, kids with IEP’s (special education, handicapped, etc.), there’s lunch and gym and before school and after school.

    Not to mention instructors who have to learn lesson plans on a subject they are not teaching day to day.

    Not to mention one has to figure out where the kids are in their existing lesson plans, how has that teacher been teaching, where is this and that located, how to use instructional materials, how to grade and enter grades, the list goes on and on.

    It is a major ordeal.

    There is a lot involved in teaching kids.

  34. What “years of planning”?

    What “painful endeavor

    This Union could be busted in 7 days as simply outlined in Gary North’s, How To Break The Chicago Teachers Strike in 7 Days, back in 2012.

    You faux Republicans elect these liberal schoolboards, than expect them to grow a spine, when the so called powerful Union bluffs them into submission.

    Read Gary’s quick outline and tell me his solution isn’t perfect, to bust this McHenry strike and get permanent clawback and tax relief

  35. Can that plan be implemented given the current state laws in Illinois including the Illinois Educational Labor Review Act (IELRA)?

    Doubtful.

    So how are you going to change state law?

    How are you going to get majority vote of legislators to allow everything in that plan?

    I would run it by Lennie Jarratt and Bruno Behrend.

    I would also run it by Lake Forest HS Administration, since they are the only ones I am aware of that tried to use replacements for striking teachers, they have experience.

    The plan and you do not seem well versed on the subject.

    But if you can make it happen, have at it.

    For some reason you seem to think this is a great plan and there’s no reason it hasn’t been implemented other than people don’t have a spine.

    Go for it.

    Get on a school board or talk to school board members and make it happen.

  36. Here are some more historical teacher salaries of McHenry High School District 156.

    This list includes pensions.

    Year – Pension or Salary – % Increase over previous year – Title – Years Worked

    Louette A Ames
    2015 – $58,666 Pension
    2014 – $56,957 Pension
    2013 – $55,298 Pension
    2012 – $53,688 Pension
    Retired June 7, 1994 with 30 years of service

    Edward N Armit
    2015 – $2,922 Pension
    2014 – $2,837 Pension
    2013 – $2,754 Pension
    2012 – $2,674 Pension
    Retired May 27, 2005 with 6 years of service.

    Beverly S Aweve
    2015 – $49,785 Pension
    2014 – $48,334 Pension
    2013 – $46,927 Pension
    2012 – $45,560 Pension
    Retired June 7, 1994 with 34 years of service

    Jeffrey S Beck
    2009 – $50,294 – Physical Education – 2 years worked

    Carolyn M Beckel
    2015 – $35,582 Pension
    2014 – $34,545 Pension
    2013 – $33,539 Pension
    2012 – $32,562 Pension
    Retired June 12, 2003 with 22 years of service.
    2003 – $58,141 – 7% Pay Hike – Foodservices Occupations – 17 years worked
    2002 – $54,319 – 6%
    2001 – $51,117 – 6%
    2000 – $48,239

    John D Beerbower
    2014 – $77,708 – 13% Pay Hike – Physical Education – 11 years worked
    2013 – $69,018 – 8%
    2012 – $64,022 – (2%)
    2011 – $65,430 – (14%)
    2010 – $75,654 – 36%
    2009 – $55,472 – 8%
    2008 – $51,229 – 5%
    2007 – $48,847 – 19% Pay hike
    2004 – $41,174

    Geert E Beling
    Retired February 1, 2006 with 39 years of service
    2015 – $47,303 Pension
    2014 – $45,925 Pension
    2013 – $44,587 Pension

    Leonard H Bending
    2001 – $64,105 – 6% Pay Hike
    2000 – $60,621

    Megan L Bennett
    2014 – $60,229 – 3% Pay Hike – Foreign Language
    2013 – $58,675 – 9%
    2012 – $53,809 – (6%)
    2011 – $57,178 – 6%
    2010 – $54,171 – 71%
    2009 – $31,620

    Sandra L Betts
    Retired August 28, 2007 with 8 years of service.
    2015 – $10,598 Pension
    2014 – $10,289 Pension
    2013 – $09,990 Pension
    2012 – $09,699 Pension

    Eric D Blake
    2014 – $100,882 Pay

    Geoffrey T Blake
    2002 – $36,278 Pay – History Teacher – 2 years worked

    JR Bocian
    2014 – $68,296 – 4% – Guidance Counselor – 8 years worked
    2013 – $65,980 – 2%
    2012 – $64,411 – 0%
    2011 – $64,411 – (4%)
    2010 – $66,970 – 11%
    2009 – $60,134 – 4%
    2008 – $57,959 – 24%
    2007 – $46,841

    Patrick J Bogie
    2014 – $74,041 – 6% – Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician – 10 years worked
    2013 – $69,850 – 6%
    2012 – $66,014 – 0%
    2011 – $65,896 – 6%
    2010 – $61,936 – (7%)
    2009 – $66,418 – 22%
    2008 – $54,343 – 7%
    2007 – $50,740

    Daniel J Boland
    2015 – $89,146 Pension
    2014 – $86,550 Pension
    2013 – $84,029 Pension
    2012 – $81,581 Pension
    Retired June 12, 2003 with 35 years of service
    2003 – $111,039 – 30% – Consumer Education – 35
    2002 – $085,663 – 15%
    2001 – $074,295 – (2%)
    2000 – $075,685

    Gaye Boland
    Retired December 21, 2002 with 7 years of service
    2015 – $12,152 Pension
    2014 – $11,798 Pension
    2013 – $11,454 Pension
    2012 – $11,120 Pension

    Data Sources are Better Government Association Pay & Pension databases, Open the Books, and the Illinois State Board of Education Teacher Service Record (TSR).

  37. More McHenry high school district 156 pay and pensions.

    Notice current worker pensionable income and recent retiree pensions are much higher due to legislative pension benefit hikes and local salary hikes.

    Pensionable income includes salary and stipends.

    Stipends are also known as extra duty pay for tasks such coaching, sponsoring a club, teaching a summer school class, etc.

    Amber D Bowgren
    2014 – $81,229 – 3% Pay Hike – Student Dean 13 years worked
    2013 – $78,885 – (2%)
    2012 – $80,236 – (5%)
    2011 – $84,796 – 19%
    2010 – $71,268 – 15%
    2009 – $62,101 – 12%
    2008 – $55,425 – 12%
    2007 – $49,669 – 6%
    2006 – $46,767 – 11%
    2005 – $42,304

    Mariellyn M Brice
    2015 – $20,793 Pension
    2014 – $20,187 Pension
    2013 – $19,599 Pension
    2012 – $19,029 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 35 years of service at age 65, $41,516 member contributions to pension fund, total pension paid out thru 2005 is $230,653, estimated lifetime pension payout $365,152, 11.4% employee contribution as % of estimated lifetime payout
    2001 – $55,647 – 20% Pay Hike
    2000 – $46,414

    Alice L Brockman
    2015 – $29,704 Pension
    2014 – $28,839 Pension
    2013 – $27,999 Pension
    2012 – $27,183 Pension
    Retired in 2007 with 16 years of service at age 63, $64,833 member contributions to pension fund, total pension paid out thru 2005 is $200,609, estimated lifetime payout $708,144, 9.2% employee contribution as % of estimated lifetime payout.
    2007 – $71,729 – 6% Pay Hike – Journalism – 14 years worked
    2006 – $67,669 – 6%
    2005 – $63,861 – 9%
    2004 – $58,566 – 12%
    2003 – $52,479 – 11%
    2002 – $47,360 – 6%
    2001 – $44,732 – 5%
    2000 – $42,463

    Kevin P Brockway
    2013 – $48,882 – (6%) Pay Hike – Health Education – 4 years worked
    2012 – $51,875 – 7%
    2011 – $48,460 – 10%
    2010 – $43,999

    Josh M Bronke
    2014 – $51,638 – 7% Pay Hike – Biology Teacher – 6 years worked
    2013 – $48,334 – 7%
    2012 – $45,246 – (2%)
    2011 – $46,155 – 9%
    2010 – $42,254 – 30%
    2009 – $32,593

    Scott N Brumund
    2005 – $42,580 – 14% Pay Hike
    2004 – $37,368

    Jeffrey R Brunstrum
    2014 – $75,455 – 3% Pay Hike – 9 years worked – Biology Teacher
    2013 – $72,997 – 3%
    2012 – $71,119 – 4%
    2011 – $68,158 – 17%
    2010 – $58,470 – 7%
    2009 – $54,516 – 4%
    2008 – $52,343 – 8%
    2007 – $48,680 – 33%
    2006 – $36,700

    Kristin M Buck
    2008 – $51,448 – 4% Pay Hike – 6 years worked – Basic / General Math Teacher
    2007 – $49,687 – 2%
    2006 – $48,633 – 18%
    2005 – $41,314 – 6%
    2004 – $39,073 – 12%
    2003 – $34,965 – (4%)

    Erika M Burger
    2005 – $36,550 – 12% Pay Hike
    2004 – $32,724

    Maura Burke
    2014 – $61,591 – 3% – 7 years worked – Social Worker
    2013 – $59,786 – (5%)
    2012 – $63,067 – 7%
    2011 – $58,941 – (1%)
    2010 – $59,339

    Barry L Burmeister
    2014 – $119,284 – 3% – 27 years worked – Political Science Teacher
    2013 – $115,281 – 1%
    2012 – $113,972 – 4%
    2011 – $109,865 – 4%
    2010 – $105,687 – 9%
    2009 – $097,245 – 7%
    2008 – $090,943 – 4%
    2007 – $087,589 – (3%)
    2006 – $090,446 – 23%
    2005 – $073,680 – (3%)
    2004 – $075,971 – 16%
    2003 – $065,511 – 6%
    2002 – $061,746 – 0%
    2001 – $061,863 – 15%
    2000 – $053,633

    Karyn L Burmeister
    2014 – $99,838 – 3% – 21 years worked – Accounting / Bookkeeping teacher
    2013 – $97,191 – 2%
    2012 – $95,700 – 0%
    2011 – $95,862 – 8%
    2010 – $88,422 – 4%
    2009 – $84,898 – 10%
    2008 – $76,962 – 12%
    2007 – $68,797 – 7%
    2006 – $64,222 – 9%
    2005 – $59,020 – 7%
    2004 – $55,333 – 13%
    2003 – $48,914 – 4%
    2002 – $47,001 – 10%
    2001 – $42,655 – 10%
    2000 – $38,813

  38. Shannon L Cajthaml
    2001 – $34,855 – 9% Pay Hike
    2000 – $31,860

    Daniel R Callahan
    2015 – $81,965 Pension
    2014 – $79,578 Pension
    2013 – $77,260 Pension
    2012 – $75,010 Pension
    Retired in 2004 at age 60 with 34 years of service. Employee contribution to pension fund was $118,347. Estimated lifetime pension payout is $2,139,010. Employee contribution as % of estimated lifetime pension payout is 5.5%. Total pension collected thru 2015 is $738,531.
    2004 – $102,461 – 26% Pay Hike – 32 years worked – Algebra Teacher
    2003 – $081,483 – 14%
    2002 – $071,529 – 3%
    2001 – $069,248 – 3%
    2000 – $066,933

    Margaret M Carhart
    2014 – $54,049 – 2% Pay Hike – 15 years worked – English Teacher –
    2013 – $52,757 – 55%
    2012 – $34,070 – (1%) – Part-time employee (50%)
    2011 – $34,422 – 14% – Part-time employee (50%)
    2010 – $30,167 – (5%) – Part-time employee (50%)
    2009 – $31,714 – 65% – Part-time employee (30%)
    2008 – $19,251 – 11% – Part-time employee (30%)
    2007 – $17,297 – Part-time employee (30%)

    Carl J Thomas
    2015 – $109,334 Pension
    2014 – $106,150 Pension
    2013 – $103,058 Pension
    2012 – $100,056 Pension
    Retired in 2003 at age 56 with 35 years of service. Employee contribution to pension fund was $143,063. Estimated lifetime pension payout is $3,422,011. Employee contribution as % of estimated lifetime pension payout is 4.2%. Total pension collected through 2015 is $1,042,721.
    2003 – $139,210 – 31% Pay Hike – 34 years worked – Principal
    2002 – $105,995 – 12%
    2001 – $094,300 – 5%
    2000 – $090,200

    Anthony J Caruso
    2014 – $92,736 – 0% Pay Hike – 16 years worked – Drivers Education Teacher
    2013 – $92,295 – 2%
    2012 – $90,308 – 0%
    2011 – $90,333 – 6%
    2010 – $85,130 – 8%
    2009 – $78,791 – 4%
    2008 – $75,995 – 8%
    2007 – $70,356 – 4%
    2006 – $67,771 – 3%
    2005 – $65,906 – 6%
    2004 – $62,128 – 42%
    2003 – $43,851 – 0%
    2002 – $43,909 – 8%
    2001 – $40,481 – 13%
    2000 – $35,947

    Genesis C Casillas
    2014 – $53,967 – 423%
    2013 – $10,316 – (75%)
    2010 – $42,101 – (8%) – Guidance Counselor – 2 years worked
    2009 – $45,799

    George E Chandler
    2012 – $33,520 – 31 years of service – retired 1980

    Julia Chapdelaine
    2012 – $49,899 – 2 years worked – Algebra teacher
    2011 – $49,938

    Sheree E Chromy
    2014 – $120,561 – 5% Pay Hike – 19 years worked – Guidance Counselor
    2013 – $115,051 – 2%
    2012 – $113,103 – 3%
    2011 – $109,883 – 7%
    2010 – $102,330 – 5%
    2009 – $097,734 – 10%
    2008 – $089,149 – 6%
    2007 – $084,441 – 7%
    2006 – $078,987 – 6%
    2005 – $074,181 – 9%
    2004 – $068,289 – 8%
    2003 – $063,198 – 6%
    2002 – $059,430 – 7%
    2001 – $055,747 – 6%
    2000 – $052,566

    George Cina
    2015 – $50,685 Pension
    2014 – $49,208 Pension
    2013 – $47,775 Pension
    2012 – $46,384 Pension
    Retired in 1987 at age 60 with 31 years of service. Employee contributed $40,027 to the pension fund. Expected lifetime payout is $945,650. Employee contributed as a % of expected lifetime payout is 4.2%. Total pension collected to date is $945,650.

    Margaret S Clark
    2015 – $85,799 Pension
    2014 – $83,300 Pension
    2013 – $80,874 Pension
    2012 – $78,518 Pension
    Retired in 2004 at age 62 with 35 years of service. Employee contribution to pension plan was $121,053. Expected lifetime pension payout is $1,987,225. Employee contribution as a % of expected lifetime pension payout is 6.1%. Total pension collected to date was $769,566.
    2004 – $104,291 – 22% Pay Hike – years worked ? – Title ??
    2003 – $085,325 – 9%
    2002 – $077,955 – 12%
    2001 – $069,895 – 6%
    2000 – $065,868

    Jennifer N Clesen
    2014 – $54,649 – 7% Pay Hike – years worked ? – Title?
    2013 – $50,848 – 2%
    2012 – $49,857 – 2%
    2011 – $49,024 – 7%
    2010 – $45,707 – 19%
    2009 – $38,364

    Matthew J Condon
    2007 – $47,793 – 22% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – English Teacher
    2006 – $39,203

    Rebecca V Condon
    2007 – $56,527 – 36% Pay Hiked – 2 years worked – English Teacher
    2006 – $41,464

    Matthew S Connor
    2014 – $41,544 – 8% Pay Hike
    2013 – $38,518

    Drew E Coooper
    2014 – $31,830 – (42%)
    2013 – $54,953 – (11%)
    2012 – $61,596 – (12%) – 8 years worked – Drivers Education Teacher
    2011 – $69,833 – 24% – Art Teacher
    2010 – $56,350 – 6% – Art Teacher
    2009 – $53,305 – 37% – Art Teacher
    2008 – $38,919 – 7% – Art Teacher
    2007 – $36,326 – Other Business Occupations

    Paula K Cooper
    2014 – $127,551 – 6% – 13 years worked – Psychologist
    2013 – $120,331 – 17%
    2012 – $102,708 – 1%
    2011 – $101,784 – (3%)
    2010 – $105,304 – 16%
    2009 – $090,499 – 6%
    2008 – $085,145 – 18%
    2007 – $071,872 – 3%
    2006 – $069,616 – 8%
    2005 – $064,624 – 7%
    2004 – $060,305 – 9%
    2003 – $055,256 – 9%
    2002 – $050,918

    Becky L Covalt
    2014 – $80,066

    Elizabeth T Cox
    2002 – $43,271 – 7 years worked – Vocal Music Teacher

    Stefanie A Craig
    2011 – $46,560 – 4 years worked – Geometry Teacher
    2010 – $52,602
    2009 – $48,111
    2008 – $40,915

    George T Crambes
    2015 – $80,925
    2014 – $78,568
    2013 – $76,280
    2012 – $72,792
    Retired in 2011 with 33 years of service at age 63. Employee contributed $159,452 to the pension fund. Expected lifetime payout is $2,172,441. Employee contribution as a % of expected lifetime payout is 7.3%. Total Pension collected to date is $277,628.
    2011 – $109,426 – 6% Pay Hike – 32 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I Teacher / Special Educ
    2010 – $103,232 – 6%
    2009 – $097,389 – 6%
    2008 – $091,876 – 4%
    2007 – $088,305 – 4%
    2006 – $085,013 – 2%
    2005 – $083,130 – 4%
    2004 – $079,655 – 5%
    2003 – $075,633 – 9%
    2002 – $069,425 – 6%
    2001 – $065,429 – 4%
    2000 – $062,645

    Angela L Cristo
    2014 – $69,317 – 1% Pay Hike – 14 years worked – English Teacher
    2013 – $68,665 – (2%)
    2012 – $69,780 – 5%
    2011 – $66,557 – (1%)
    2010 – $67,518 – (1%)
    2009 – $68,463 – 5%
    2008 – $65,432 – 12%
    2007 – $58,485 – 5%
    2006 – $55,791 – 5%
    2005 – $53,299 – 3%
    2004 – $51,503 – 16%
    2003 – $44,515 – 9%
    2002 – $40,728 – 9%
    2001 – $37,497

    Charles Cuda
    2015 – $74,931 Pension
    2014 – $72,748 Pension
    2013 – $70,629 Pension
    2012 – $68,572 Pension
    Retired in 1988 with 38 years of service. Member contributions to pension fund was $52,916. Estimated lifetime pension payout is $1,364,388. Member contributions as a % of expected lifetime payout is 3.9%. Total pension collected to date is $1,364,388.

    Marla E Currie
    2014 – $94,786 – (1%) Pay Hike – 20 years worked – English Teacher
    2013 – $95,369 – 6%
    2012 – $89,728 – 0%
    2011 – $89,894 – 6%
    2010 – $85,013 – 6%
    2009 – $80,505 – 6%
    2008 – $76,188 – 9%
    2007 – $70,046 – (5%)
    2006 – $73,757 – 24%
    2005 – $59,370 – 18%
    2004 – $50,400 – 2%
    2003 – $49,300 – 11%
    2002 – $44,264 – 3%
    2001 – $43,058 – (3%)
    2000 – $44,167

    Raymond S Currie
    2014 – $119,626 – 5% Pay Hike – 22 years worked – Earth / Space Science Teacher
    2013 – $113,616 – (1%)
    2012 – $114,659 – 0%
    2011 – $114,439 – 5%
    2010 – $108,844 – 13%
    2009 – $096,095 – 6%
    2008 – $090,816 – 9%
    2007 – $083,688 – (2%)
    2006 – $085,527 – 24%
    2005 – $069,062 – (4%)
    2004 – $071,962 – 33%
    2003 – $054,268 – 11%
    2002 – $049,086 – 5%
    2001 – $046,556 – 1%
    2000 – $046,070

    Lisa M Curry
    2014 – $81,484 – (1%) Pay Hike – 15 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I – Special Education
    2013 – $82,494 – 1%
    2012 – $81,821 – 2%
    2011 – $79,931 – 0%
    2010 – $79,556 – 9%
    2009 – $72,995 – 4%
    2008 – $70,200 – 14%
    2007 – $61,656 – 4%
    2006 – $59,435 – 18%
    2005 – $50,507 – 11%
    2004 – $45,532 – 10%
    2003 – $41,343 – 3%
    2002 – $40,313 – 14%
    2001 – $35,297 – 11%
    2000 – $31,829

    Nicholas M Custodio
    2014 – $63,991 – (3%) Pay Hike – 8 years worked – Geometry Teacher
    2013 – $66,137 – 15%
    2012 – $57,460 – (3%)
    2011 – $59,014 – 12%
    2010 – $52,637 – 19%
    2009 – $44,344

    Beth D Czubik
    2014 – $67,319 – 4% Pay Hike – 8 years worked – Biology Teacher
    2013 – $64,588 – 13%
    2012 – $57,379 – 1%
    2011 – $56,942 – 1%
    2010 – $56,498 – 8%
    2009 – $52,444 – 60%
    2008 – $32,837

  39. More McHenry High School District 156 Pay and Pensions.

    David D’Angelo
    2014 – $120,445 Pay – 0% Pay Hike – 27 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2013 – $120,207 Pay – 4%
    2012 – $115,171 Pay – 4%
    2011 – $110,335 Pay – 4%
    2010 – $105,599 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $098,616 Pay – 2%
    2008 – $097,093 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $092,661 Pay – 18%
    2006 – $078,643 Pay – 2%
    2005 – $076,991 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $071,624 Pay – 15%
    2003 – $062,546 Pay – 8%
    2002 – $058,117 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $055,058 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $052,005 Pay

    Theodora H Davis
    2014 – $52,068 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 10 years worked – Physical Education
    2013 – $48,814 Pay – (6%)
    2012 – $52,035 Pay – 0%
    2011 – $51,997 Pay – 8%
    2010 – $48,168 Pay – 23%
    2009 – $39,005 Pay – (5%)
    2008 – $40,876 Pay

    Lori E Davisson
    2015 – $87,352 Pension
    2014 – $87,352 Pension
    2012 – $87,352 Pension
    Retired 2013 with 35 years of service at age 58. Employee contributed $195,913 to the pension fund. Estimated lifetime pension payout is $3,332,474. Employee contribution as a % of lifetime pension payout is 5.9%. Total pension collected to date is $147,699.
    2013 – $126,837 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 32 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2012 – $119,658 Pay – 6%
    2011 – $112,885 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $106,495 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $100,467 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $097,094 Pay – 2%
    2007 – $095,505 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $088,026 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $083,941 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $080,246 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $076,235 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $071,444 Pay – 4%
    2001 – $068,486 Pay – 8%
    2000 – $063,289

    Lisa A Deardorff
    2014 – $106,888 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 20 years worked – Foodservices Occupations
    2013 – $100,837 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $095,130 Pay – 6%
    2011 – $089,745 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $085,648 Pay – 3%
    2009 – $082,996 Pay – 5%
    2008 – $078,856 Pay – 9%
    2007 – $072,274 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $067,481 Pay – 11%
    2005 – $060,541 Pay – 13%
    2004 – $053,408 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $049,948 Pay – 12%
    2002 – $044,449 Pay – 8%
    2001 – $041,161 Pay – 10%
    2000 – $037,532 Pay

    Michelle A De Barba
    2013 – $85,443 Pay – (2%) Pay Hike – 15 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2012 – $87,109 Pay – (3%)
    2011 – $89,665 Pay – 1%
    2010 – $88,542 Pay – 45%
    2009 – $61,101 Pay – (14%)
    2008 – $71,281 Pay – 7%
    2007 – $66,859 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $59,966 Pay – 24%
    2005 – $48,529 Pay – (7%)
    2004 – $52,079 Pay – 13%
    2003 – $46,151 Pay – 12%
    2002 – $41,135 Pay

    Matthew K Decker
    2014 – $64,960 Pay – 4% Pay Hike –
    2013 – $62,268 Pay

    Shoshanah Del Greco
    2010 – $50,032 Pay – 2 years worked – Psychologist
    2009 – $50,463 Pay

    Katherine A Delemont
    2013 – $08,025 Pay – (20%) Pay Hike – Spanish Teacher
    2012 – $10,041 Pay – (42%)
    2010 – $17,170 Pay – 3% – 40% part time
    2009 – $16,644 Pay – 9% – 40% part time
    2008 – $15,262 Pay – 30% part time

    Marjorie G Delemont
    2015 – $21,966 Pension
    2014 – $21,326 Pension
    2013 – $20,705 Pension
    2012 – $20,102 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 15 years of service at age 60. Employee contributed $47,519 to the pension fund. Estimated lifetime pension payout is $658,550. Employee contribution as a % of estimated lifetime pension payout is 7.2%. Total pension collected to date $106,845.
    2003 – $56,087 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 14 years worked – Spanish Teacher
    2002 – $52,992 Pay – 8%
    2001 – $49,170 Pay – 5%
    2000 – $46,970 Pay

  40. More McHenry High School District 156 Pay and Pensions.

    The teachers went on strike Thursday October 1, 2015.

    Day 2 of the strike was Friday October 2, 2015.

    The teachers’ demands include pay hikes.

    The below pay is not good enough.

    Amanda S Demick-Noyes
    2015 – $76,434 Pension
    2014 – $74,208 Pension
    2013 – $63,578 Pension
    2012 – $63,578 Pension
    Retired in 2008 with 34 years of service at age 55. Employee contributed $141,968 to the pension fund, which is 4.9 % of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,915,181. Total pension collected to date as of 2015 is $434,673.
    2008 – $91,604 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 32 years worked – Child Care and Guidance Teacher
    2007 – $86,418 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $81,527 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $79,535 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $76,346 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $72,375 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $69,160 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $67,023 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $64,141 Pay

    Ronald S Derenzis
    2015 – $12,481 Pension
    2014 – $12,118 Pension
    2013 – $11,765 Pension
    2012 – $11,422 Pension
    Retired in 2008 with 7 years of service at age of 62. Employee contributed $34,093 to the pension fund, which is 10.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $326,160. Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $74,578.
    2006 – $26,700 Pay – 1 year worked – Other Industrial Occupations Teacher

    John S Di Francesca
    2014 – $70,347 Pay – 1% Pay Hike – 10 years worked – Business Administration & Management Teacher
    2013 – $69,486 Pay – 13%
    2012 – $61,577 Pay -7%
    2011 – $66,272 Pay – 3%
    2010 – $64,115 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $56,782 Pay – 20%
    2008 – $47,264 Pay

    Stacy M Di Lullo
    2014 – $49,051 – 16% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – Math Teacher
    2013 – $42,122

    Ashley L Diedrich
    2014 – $53,161 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 8 years worked – English Teacher
    2013 – $49,681 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $48,552 Pay – (8%)
    2011 – $52,997 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $49,320 Pay – 8%
    2009 – $45,539 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $42,543 Pay

    Lexi A Disselhorst
    2014 – $61,459 Pay

    Jeffrey L Dobbertin
    2006 – $47,177 Pay – Physical Education
    2005 – $43,097

    Douglas P Domeracki
    2000 – $62,860 Pay – Assistant Principal, McHenry High School

    Robert J Doran
    2015 – $89,225 Pension
    2014 – $86,626 Pension
    2013 – $84,103 Pension
    2012 – $81,654 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 34 years of service (some work out of state didn’t transfer?) at age 59. Member contributed $141,636 to their pension fund which is 5.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,609,097.
    2006 – $112,283 Pay – 20% Pay Hike – 37 years worked – Guidance Counselor
    2005 – $093,692 Pay – 11%
    2004 – $084,754 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $079,502 Pay – 4%
    2002 – $076,383 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $074,086 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $072,072

    Katie M Draffkorn
    2014 – $49,744 Pay – (1%) Pay Hike – 5 years worked
    2013 – $50,275 – (11%)
    2012 – $56,564 – 26% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2011 – $44,770 – (1%)
    2010 – $45,164

    Barbara L Drake
    2015 – $27,211 Pension
    2014 – $26,419 Pension
    2012 – $25,649 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 9 years of service at age 62. Member contributed $70,724 to the pension fund which is 9.7% of the estimated lifetime payout of $730,279. Total pension collected to date is $138,115.
    2009 – $141,903 Pay – 16% Pay Hike
    2008 – $122,169 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $115,254 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $108,728 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $103,494 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $099,275 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $095,000 Pay

    Barbara W Drufke
    2014 – $80,396 – 4% Pay Hike – 17 years worked.
    2013 – $77,591 – 0%
    2012 – $77,463 – 3% – Art Teacher
    2011 – $74,887 – 7%
    2010 – $70,293 – 9%
    2009 – $64,313 – 6%
    2008 – $60,937 – 7%
    2007 – $56,811 – 7%
    2006 – $53,248 – 6%
    2005 – $50,013 – 4%
    2004 – $48,006 – 13%
    2003 – $42,599 – 9%
    2002 – $39,146 – 10%
    2001 – $35,512 – 8%
    2000 – $33,034

    Amy W Duffey
    2008 – $28,107 Pay – 214% Pay Hike – 60% part time – 3 years worked – French Teacher
    2007 – $08,945 Pay – (54%) – 40% part time
    2006 – $19,272 Pay – 40% part time

    Elliot P Dungan
    2010 – $51,888 Pay – 9% Pay Hike – 5 years worked – Biology Teacher
    2009 – $47,670 Pay – 14%
    2008 – $41,792 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $39,321 Pay

    Heidie B W Dunn
    2014 – $76,630 Pay – 33% Pay Hike – 18 years worked
    2013 – $57,691 Pay – (23%)
    2012 – $75,068 Pay – (4%) – English Teacher
    2011 – $77,931 Pay – 2%
    2010 – $76,264 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $72,060 Pay – 5%
    2008 – $68,729 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $65,233 Pay – 12%
    2006 – $58,078 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $56,307 Pay – 10%
    2004 – $50,998 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $47,585 Pay – 9%
    2002 – $43,564 Pay – 12%
    2001 – $38,890 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $36,718

    Sandra J Dwire
    2014 – $63,530 Pay – 10% Pay Hike – 9 years worked
    2013 – $57,776 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $56,653 Pay – 5% – Geography Teacher
    2011 – $54,006 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $50,993 Pay – 9%
    2009 – $46,842 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $41,770 Pay – 7%
    2007 – $39,004 Pay – 9%
    2006 – $35,694 Pay

    Laura D Dziubinski
    2014 – $71,651 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 11 years worked
    2013 – $69,890 Pay – (2%)
    2012 – $71,211 Pay – 2% – Biology Teacher
    2011 – $69,999 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $66,508 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $62,064 Pay – 5%
    2008 – $58,854 Pay – 15%
    2007 – $51,311 Pay

  41. The East St. Louis School District 189 teachers also went on strike Thursday October 1, 2015.

    The teachers in that district belong to the East St. Louis Federation of Teachers Local 1220, IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO.

    IFT = Illinois Federation of Teachers, the statewide affiliate.

    AFT = American Federation of Teachers, the national parent.

    AFL-CIO = American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, which is a network of labor unions, otherwise known as a labor federation.

    East St. Louis is a very economically depressed area and the teachers there are no doubt already amongs the highest paid employees in the community.

    The state mandated a financial oversight panel for the school district due to its poor financial condition.

    http://www.isbe.net/finance/ESL/default.htm

    The East St. Louis teachers and administrators contribute to the same pension fund as McHenry High School District 156 and Prospect Heights Elementary School District 23 (whose teachers also went on strike this year) which is the Teachers Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS).

    TRS is about 40% funded, meaning it’s about 60% underfunded.

    Hiking teacher pay, hikes the pension.

    TRS pension underfunding is the single largest financial problem in the state of Illinois.

    The state of Illinois finances are amongst the worst of all 50 states.

    The pay and pension of public school teachers in Illinois needs a complete overhaul.

    The taxpayers are getting nailed for property tax hikes to fund pay hikes and income tax hikes to fund underfunded pensions, and the pay hikes just hike the pension which is already underfunded.

    The Chicago Teacher Pension Fund (CTPF) is a separate pension fund from TRS.

  42. I had emailed ISBE asking for a financial oversight panel to look into Woodstock D200. No reply.

    Woodstock D200 is putting Woodstock on a similar trajectory as East St Louis.
    Homes there are listed for sale at a few thousand dollars.

  43. The decision for the ISBE to assign a financial oversight panel to a school board is in large part based on the school district financial profile which can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website under School Business Services.

    http://www.isbe.net/sfms/P/profile.htm

    http://www.isbe.net > Division & Program Areas > School Business Services > Historical > School District Financial Profile

    The school district financial profile has four designations which from the healthiest to unhealthiest in descending order are:
    – Recognition
    – Review
    – Early Warning
    – Watch

    McHenry County has 18 school districts, not including SEDOM and the ROE.

    For Fiscal Year 2015 School District Financial Profiles Scores, which are based on the FY 2014 Annual Financial Reports of school districts:

    16 of the school districts, including Woodstock, are designated Recognition.
    1 school district, Cary Elementary District 26, is designated Review.
    1 school district, Johnsburg CUSD 12, is designated Watch.

  44. The criteria for financial recognition is Absurd.

    It just means they are taxing as much as they like to,spend.

    But we are at least on record as begging for financial oversight of school board out of control spending

    Relative to the means of the community, and reflected by plummeting home values and skyrocketing tax rates.

  45. Kevin W Ecker
    2005 – $39,548 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – US History Teacher
    2004 – $37,321 Pay

    Misty Eckstein
    2011 – $44,352 Pay – 3 years worked – English Teacher
    2010 – $43,672 Pay
    2009 – $17,638 Pay – part-time 40%

    Thomas P Eggert
    Tenured teacher that was dismissed by the school board on September 15, 2014 and subsequently acquitted January 9, 2015 at a McHenry County bench trial of criminal misdemeanor charges for unauthorized videotaping for an incident that occurred at the East Campus.
    2014 – $75,707 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 6 years worked
    2013 – $73,143 Pay – 3%
    2012 – $71,356 Pay – (3%) – World History Teacher
    2011 – $73,333 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $67,436 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $63,017 Pay
    Mr. Eggert

    Veronica S Eggert
    2014 – $78,214 Pay – 2% Pay Hike – 13 years worked
    2013 – $76,522 Pay – 8%
    2012 – $70,932 Pay – (2%) – Social Worker
    2011 – $72,584 Pay – 10%
    2010 – $66,096 Pay – 2%
    2009 – $64,979 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $61,014 Pay – 11%
    2007 – $54,974 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $49,844 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $47,701 Pay – 41%
    2004 – $33,757 Pay – (15%)
    2003 – $39,610 Pay

    Jeff M Ehardt
    2013 – $087,383 Pay – (32%) Pay Hike – 14 years worked – Dean East Campus
    2012 – $128,303 Pay – 13% – Chief School Business Officer / Director of Finance
    2011 – $113,178 Pay – 34% – Chief School Business Officer / Director of Finance
    2010 – $084,167 Pay – 8% – Assistant High School Principal East Campus
    2009 – $077,676 Pay – 4% – Assistant High School Principal East Campus
    2008 – $074,722 Pay – 6% – Assistant High School Principal East Campus
    2007 – $070,625 Pay – 25% – Assistant High School Principal East Campus
    2006 – $056,295 Pay – 27% – Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician Teacher
    2005 – $044,413 Pay – (5%)
    2004 – $046,530 Pay – 22%
    2003 – $038,128 Pay – 0%
    2002 – $038,177 Pay – 16%
    2001 – $032,871 Pay – 123%
    2000 – $014,773 Pay

    Thomas Eickenberg
    2015 – $42,719 Pension
    2014 – $41,475 Pension
    2013 – $40,267 Pension
    2012 – $39,094 Pension
    Retired in 1994 with 31 years of service at age 50. Member contributed $70,396 to the pension fund as of 2015, which is 5.1% of the estimated lifetime payout of $1,370,780.

    Gregory C Eiserman
    2014 – $87,506 Pay – 10% Pay Hike – 16 years worked – Spanish Teacher
    2013 – $79,624 Pay – 4%
    2012 – $76,708 Pay – (5%)
    2011 – $81,114 Pay – 11%
    2010 – $73,032 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $68,523 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $66,403 Pay – 9%
    2007 – $61,029 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $57,829 Pay – 11%
    2005 – $52,163 Pay – 2%
    2004 – $51,169 Pay – 16%
    2003 – $43,980 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $40,943 Pay – 7%
    2001 – $38,314 Pay – 16%
    2000 – $33,065 Pay

    Jennifer L Eiserman
    2014 – $58,921 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 7 years worked – English Teacher
    2013 – $57,200 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $57,364 Pay – 0%
    2011 – $57,276 Pay – 2%
    2010 – $56,232 Pay – 25%
    2009 – $45,035 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $43,875 Pay

    Ryan P Ellison
    2014 – $62,386 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 7 years worked – Physics Teacher
    2013 – $60,093 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $59,063 Pay – 9%
    2011 – $54,067 Pay – 10%
    2010 – $49,085 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $43,319 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $40,354 Pay

    Nancy Ellman
    2014 – $96,735 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 22 years worked
    2013 – $93,978 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $93,541 Pay – 1% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2011 – $92,514 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $88,493 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $84,664 Pay – 34%
    2008 – $63,397 Pay – 39%
    2007 – $45,631 Pay

    Steven M Enright
    2014 – $41,325 Pay – (3%) Pay Hike
    2013 – $42,566 Pay

    Dane G Erbach
    2014 – $56,677 Pay – 9% Pay Hike – 8 years worked
    2013 – $52,123 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $51,233 Pay – 2% – English Teacher
    2011 – $50,200 Pay – 4%
    2010 – $48,243 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $42,686 Pay

    Kathleen J Everitt
    2015 – $87,413 Pension
    2014 – $84,867 Pension
    2013 – $82,395 Pension
    2012 – $79,995 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 34 years of service at age 55. Employee contributed $113,897 to their pension fund which is 3.7% of the estimated $3,041,540 pension payout.
    2005 – $121,313 Pay – 31% Pay Hike – 33 years worked – Spanish Teacher
    2004 – $92,481 Pay – 18% Pay Hike
    2003 – $78,586 Pay – 6% Pay Hike
    2002 – $74,447 Pay – 3% Pay Hike
    2001 – $72,383 Pay – 3% Pay Hike
    2000 – $70,568 Pay

  46. Here’s another taxpayer ripoff.

    It’s 11:21PM on a Sunday night.

    Teachers are on strike.

    Will there be school tomorrow?

    It’s unknown at this moment.

    It depends what happens with the teacher school board negotiations.

    That is absurd.

    Where are the parental rights.

    Parents should have at least a 24 hour notice of when school resumes.

    Create a state law or school board policy stating that.

  47. “For students, the strike meant canceling Friday night’s football game against Cary Grove.”

    WGN TV
    Negotiations resume in McHenry High School strikE
    October 4, 2015, 5:26pm
    by Dana Rebik
    http://wgntv.com/2015/10/04/negotiations-resume-in-mchenry-high-school-strike

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That would be the Friday October 2, 2015 football game between Cary-Grove High School and McHenry High School.

    McHenry would have been the home team.

    McHenry was forced to forfeit because the McHenry High School Teachers were on strike.

    That means McHenry receives a loss and Cary-Grove receives a win.

    Thursday October 1 was Day 1 of the teacher strike.

    Friday October 2 was Day 2 of the teacher strike.

    Go find a human resource specialist and present them with the entire McHenry teacher compensation package and benefits including collective bargaining agreement, pay schedule, stipend schedule, healthcare benefits for current workers, healthcare benefits for retirees, pension, # of hours per day and days per year contracted to work, etc.

    The teachers already have Rolls Royce pension benefits.

    The teachers have a very good compensation package already.

    There is absolutely no reason to strike.

  48. McHenry High School District 156 Pay & Pensions

    Pay decreases are typically due to decreased stipends or working less than full time.

    The most lucrative aspect of teacher compensation is their pension, and that’s due to legislative benefit hikes and local school board collective bargaining hikes.

    The teacher pension fund is about 40% funded right now, which means it has about 40 cents on the dollar in the pension fund that it should have, which is a major problem, it’s like not having enough money in your 401K right now, how will the taxpayers make up the difference? – they probably can’t, the shortfall is too great, considering TRS is just 1 of 19 underfunded public sector pension systems in Illinois.

    The fact teachers can strike to hike pay when their pension fund is only about 40% funded is a failure of the state representatives, state senators, and Governors to represent the people of the State of Illinois, given the history of legislative pension benefit hikes & local school board pay hikes over the last 45 years, all while the pension fund has been underfunded, all while once sentence added to the Illinois State constitution on December 15, 1970, states that pension benefits are contractual and cannot be diminished or impaired (but that can be and were hiked and enhanced).

    This strike does nothing to help teachers with their greatest risk, which is that somehow their pensions will in fact be diminished or impaired.

    That can be and should be done by repealing it its entirety the pension sentence added to the Illinois State Constitution on December 15, 1970, because the above scenario transpired whereas the teachers and politicians have not been acting in good faith to while hiking pension benefits and salaries while pensions were already underfunded.

    Year – Pensionable Income – Pay Hike over previous Year

    Kimberly A Faith
    2014 – $76,240 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 15 years worked
    2013 – $73,785 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $72,780 Pay – (1%) – Biology Teacher
    2011 – $73,814 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $69,555 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $64,989 Pay – 8%
    2008 – $60,050 Pay – 4%
    2007 – $57,753 Pay – 13%
    2006 – $51,251 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $49,568 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $47,039 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $42,924 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $39,067 Pay – 1%
    2001 – $38,736 Pay

    Wilbur W Farrell
    2015 – $85,359 Pension
    2014 – $82,873 Pension
    2013 – $80,459 Pension
    2012 – $78,115 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 34 years of service. Employee contributed $106,253 to the pension fund which is 3.6% of the estimated $2,945,165 lifetime pension payout. As of 2015 the total pension paid out is $801,221.
    2003 – $102,967 Pay – 22% Pay Hike – 33 years worked – Accounting / Bookkeeping Teacher
    2002 – $084,255 Pay – 17%
    2001 – $072,072 Pay – 2%
    2000 – $070,724

    Melissa L Farris
    2014 – $28,145 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 6 years worked
    2013 – $27,093 Pay – 5%
    2012 – $25,727 Pay – (42%) – Child Care & Guidance Teacher
    2011 – $44,187 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $41,158 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $39,027 Pay

    Deborah J Fenton
    2014 – $101,983 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 20 years worked
    2013 – $098,843 Pay – (1%)
    2012 – $099,358 Pay – 4% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $095,371 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $087,679 Pay – 1%
    2009 – $086,790 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $081,511 Pay – 7%
    2007 – $076,405 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $070,822 Pay – 12%
    2005 – $063,285 Pay – 9%
    2004 – $058,315 Pay – 0%
    2003 – $058,071 Pay – 9%
    2002 – $053,197 Pay – 25%
    2001 – $042,614 Pay

    Theresa M Fetherston
    2014 – $61,590 Pay – (3%) Pay Hike
    2013 – $63,640 Pay – (2%)
    2012 – $64,789 Pay – 6%
    2011 – $60,881 Pay – 22%
    2010 – $49,818 Pay – (1%)
    2009 – $50,188 Pay

    Michael T Fiedler
    2004 – $42,676 Pay – 2 years worked – Agricultural Business & Management Teacher

    Danny W Finley
    2002 – $35,517 Pay – 2 years worked – Instrumental Music Teacher
    2001 – $32,506 Pay

    Deborah C Fischer
    2009 – $68,134 Pay – 12% Pay Hike – 10 years worked – Algebra
    2008 – $61,008 Pay – 16%
    2007 – $52,542 Pay – 0%
    2006 – $52,317 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $50,662 Pay – 15%
    2004 – $44,072 Pay – 14%
    2003 – $38,497 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $35,834 Pay –

    Terrance “Terry” M Fitzgibbons
    2014 – $96,962 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 17 years worked
    2013 – $90,994 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $89,421 Pay – (1%) – Assistant High School Principal
    2011 – $90,208

    Dianne L Flint
    2015 – $80,210 Pension
    2014 – $80,210 Pension
    Retired in 2014 with 31 years of service at age 65. Employee contributed $162,682 to the pension fund, which is 7.9% of the estimated $2,068,751 lifetime pension payout. Total pension collected to date is $54,120.
    2014 – $128,429 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 30 years worked
    2013 – $121,159 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $114,301 Pay – 6% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $107,831 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $101,728 Pay – 0%
    2009 – $101,428 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $093,474 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $088,180 Pay – 0%
    2006 – $087,809 Pay – 0%
    2005 – $088,117 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $084,302 Pay – 15%
    2003 – $073,474 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $071,170 Pay – 7%
    2001 – $066,701 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $065,067 Pay

    Patrick A Flynn
    2011 – $78,274 Pay – 5% Pay Hike – 11 years worked – English Teacher
    2010 – $74,202 Pay

    Annette N Folden
    2014 – $44,889 Pay – 40% Pay Hike – 7 years worked
    2013 – $32,053 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $30,247 Pay – (37%) – German Teacher
    2011 – $48,307 Pay – (2%)
    2010 – $49,478 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $46,044 Pay – 35%
    2008 – $34,030 Pay

    Allyson A Foley
    2006 – $43,092 Pay – 1 year worked – Other Family & Consumer Sciences Occupations

    Keleigh E Foreman
    2014 – $53,771 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 7 years worked
    2013 – $52,145 Pay – 3%
    2012 – $50,583 Pay – 0% – Psychology Teacher
    2011 – $50,471 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $46,119 Pay – 11%
    2009 – $41,469 Pay

    Aubrey E Francis
    2014 – $67,288 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 10 years worked
    2013 – $65,395 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $61,543 Pay – 0% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $61,304 Pay – 12%
    2010 – $54,972 Pay – 4%
    2009 – $53,100 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $48,490 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $47,148 Pay – 15%
    2006 – $40,960 Pay – 12%
    2005 – $36,703

    Patrice A Frederick
    2014 – $49,664 Pay – 2% Pay Hike
    2013 – $48,531 Pay

    Katherine M Freiberger
    2014 – $113,406 Pay – 6% Pay Hike
    2013 – $106,774 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $104,533 Pay – (2%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2011 – $106,539 Pay – (5%)
    2010 – $112,623 Pay – 15%
    2009 – $097,840 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $089,080 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $083,680 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $077,552 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $075,614 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $070,636 Pay – 8%
    2003 – $065,575 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $059,435 Pay – 4%
    2001 – $057,113 Pay

    Kyle M Funkhouser
    2014 – $88,297 Pay – 2% Pay Hike – 9 years worked
    2013 – $86,387 Pay – 15%
    2012 – $75,101 Pay – 7% Physical Education
    2011 – $70,095 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $66,411 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $62,309 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $58,464 Pay – 9%
    2007 – $53,690 Pay – 25%
    2006 – $42,931 Pay

  49. McHenry High School District 156 teachers strike for hiked pay while their pension fund is about 40% funded.

    Full career (35 year) teachers retiring in 2015 whom have regularly taken college classes (McHenry High School District 156 provides tuition reimbursement) to achieve lane pay hikes will be earning over $100,000 and their starting pension will be over $75,000.

  50. The strike continues!

    Cancel homecoming events for Monday October 5, 2015!

    Headline on the McHenry High School District 156 website.

    “Schools are Closed – October 5, 2015.”

    http://www.dist156.org

  51. Megan M Gaddy
    2000 – $35,636 Pay

    Robert W Gaddy
    2014 – $102,857 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 19 years worked
    2013 – $099,099 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $097,397 Pay – 0% – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $097,502 Pay – 3%
    2010 – $094,461 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $089,368 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $086,838 Pay – 1%
    2007 – $085,578 Pay – 13%
    2006 – $075,776 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $072,171 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $067,253 Pay – 9%
    2003 – $061,840 Pay – 11%
    2002 – $055,769 Pay – 9%
    2001 – $051,205 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $048,250 Pay

    Valentina Galli
    2011 – $41,891 Pay – 1 year worked – US History Teacher

    Derek D Galvicius
    2014 – $73,574 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 14 years worked
    2013 – $70,631 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $69,951 Pay – 0% – Vocal Music Teacher
    2011 – $70,083 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $65,229 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $62,343 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $57,040 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $54,428 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $49,158 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $46,777 Pay – 6%
    2004 – $44,182 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $40,220

    Duane O Gamble
    2015 – $14,907 Pension
    2014 – $14,473 Pension
    2013 – $14,051 Pension
    2012 – $13,642 Pension
    Retired in 2008 with 5 years of service at age 61. Member contributed $18,151 to the pension fund which is 5.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $314,530. Total pension collected to date is $314,530.

    Davdd M Garrett
    2014 – $107,717 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 8 years worked
    2013 – $101,620 Pay – 4%
    2012 – $098,157 Pay – 4% – Alternative Education Teacher
    2011 – $094,786 Pay – 6% – Manufacturing Teacher
    2010 – $089,567 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $083,402 Pay – 5%
    2008 – $079,366 Pay – 9% – Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician Teacher
    2007 – $072,555

    Gena Galyean Albanese
    2005 – $32,438 Pay – (30%) Pay Hike – 6 years worked
    2004 – $46,657 Pay – 14%
    2003 – $40,968 Pay

    Gail A Gebert
    2014 – $70,055 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 12 years worked
    2013 – $67,870 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $67,248 Pay – (1%)
    2011 – $67,973 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $65,035 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $61,264 Pay – 11%
    2008 – $54,977 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $51,667 Pay – 3%
    2006 – $50,314 Pay – 11%
    2005 – $45,150 Pay – 10%
    2004 – $40,866 Pay

    Thomas J Geraci, Jr.
    2014 – $49,647 Pay

    Michelle M Gerlinger
    2010 – $48,779 Pay – 11% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – Algebra Teacher
    2009 – $44,074 Pay

    Margaret E Germann
    2013 – $38,471 – (8%) Pay Hike – 3 year worked
    2012 – $41,968 – 15% – Chemistry Teacher
    2011 – $36,496 – Biology Teacher

    John M Giba
    Retired in 2008 after 5 years worked.
    2015 – $5,926 Pension
    2014 – $5,754 Pension
    2013 – $5,586 Pension

    Shae M Gibour
    2014 – $80,899 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 13 years worked
    2013 – $76,504 Pay – (6%)
    2012 – $81,052 Pay – (1%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $82,100 Pay – 2%
    2010 – $80,235 Pay – 18%
    2009 – $68,168 Pay – 15%
    2008 – $59,486 Pay – 12%
    2007 – $53,234 Pay – (10%)
    2006 – $59,440 Pay – 22%
    2005 – $48,633 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $46,362 Pay – 3%
    2003 – $44,949 Pay – 16%
    2002 – $38,809 Pay

    Katie M Giuliano
    2011 – $54,691 Pay – 39% Pay Hike
    2010 – $39,238 Pay

    Jeffrey L Glab
    2001 – $37,059 Pay

    Lauren Gleason
    2010 – $47,452 Pay – 17% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I
    2009 – $40,411 Pay

    William J Godshall
    Retired in 1992 after 30 years of service.
    2015 – $48,692 Pension
    2014 – $47,274 Pension
    2013 – $45,897 Pension
    2012 – $44,560 Pension

    Diane A Gollwitzer
    2003 – $35,015 Pay – 14% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – Biology Teacher
    2002 – $30,743 Pay

    Jill M Gorga
    2012 – $47,579 Pay – 0% Pay Hike
    2011 – $47,460 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $44,846 Pay

    Erin Gourley
    2005 – $38,045 Pay – 9% Pay Hike – 2nd year worked – Specific Learning Disability – SLD/Special Education
    2004 – $34,917 Pay

    Charles G Gray
    Retired in 1994 after 35 years of service at age 54. Employee contributed $75,970 to the pension fund, which is 4.3% of the $1,779,546 estimated lifetime pension payout.
    2015 – $66,589 Pension
    2014 – $64,650 Pension
    2013 – $62,767 Pension
    2012 – $60,939 Pension

    Scott Alan Green
    2004 – $46,389 Pay – 20 years worked – Algebra Teacher

    Maureen K Griffin
    2005 – $41,294 Pay – 1 year worked – Guidance Counselor

    John B Grogan
    2010 – $45,714 Pay – 1 year worked – Physical Education Teacher

    Dale E Gross
    2014 – $90,438 Pay – 2% Pay Hike – 14 years worked
    2013 – $88,240 Pay – 7%
    2012 – $82,161 Pay – (1%) – Business Computer Programming
    2011 – $82,875 Pay – (1%)
    2010 – $83,376 Pay – 10%
    2009 – $75,905 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $68,882 Pay – 20%
    2007 – $57,395 Pay

    Michelle M Guajardo
    2005 – $49,298 Pay – 1st Year – English Teacher

    Jacob A Guardalabene
    2014 – $60,953 Pay – 6% – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $57,484 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $54,040 Pay – (8%) – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $58,540 Pay – 11%
    2010 – $52,559 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $49,215 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $46,119 Pay

    Sophia H Guild
    2006 – $38,784 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 3 years worked – Algebra Teacher
    2005 – $36,546 Pay

    Steven C Gwost
    2007 – $46,072 Pay – 12% Pay Hike – 3 years worked – Algebra Teacher
    2006 – $41,221 Pay – 6%
    2005 – $39,005 Pay

  52. The average salary is not much use without also knowing the number of years worked.

  53. Is the practical obstacle to switching public employees off of ‘defined benefit plans’ over to ‘defined contribution plans’ (like IRA and 401K) that they are so broke they need new payers into the pyramid scheme to support the scheme or it will precipitously collapse?

    If so, the better solution would be to come clean and work in cooperation with public taxpayers toward an equitable solution throughout the transition process.

  54. Also if so, the best defense is sometimes a weak defense.

    If there is less than a minute on the clock and the opponent has the ball on your goal line, why not just stand aside and let him score?

    Then you get the ball back and a little time left to try to score a comeback touchdown.

    The Illinois Constitutional language protecting pensions and benefits states that benefits may not be “impaired”.

    “Impaired” means “weakened or damaged”.

    “Underfunded” implies “weakened and damaged”.

    Therefore, the Illinois Constitution requires that all government guaranteed pension funds must be adequately funded.

    Therefore, citizens should sue school districts to adequately fund pensions (TRS&IMRF)IMMEDIATELY.

    Next, schools will be faced with a large funding liability. Taxpayers will surely pay attention to the proposed massive spike in their property tax bills.

    Schools may finally be pressured to rein in other spending to account for the necessity to fund multimillion dollar present-value pension accounts for government employees.

    Where can spending be reined in instantly?

    Since you can’t pay teachers and administrators LESS, and you can’t decrease benefits (in fact both of those costs must, by law, increase annually by significant percentages), then the only available choice is to retain FEWER teachers and administrators and pension-eligible employees, because every one of them represents an unsustainable liability to the community.

  55. Yes the public sector defined benefit pensions in Illinois that are grossly underfunded are a ponzi scheme (new money needed to pay existing pensions).

    The pension sentence added to the Illinois state constitution on December 15, 1970 as interpreted by the Illinois state supreme court is basically a guarantee of the pensions and retiree healthcare benefits for all work performed by public sector workers in the pension and retiree healthcare systems up until any given moment in time such as this second.

    Where bankruptcy of governmental units was approved in other states it is the bondholders that suffered the greatest losses, not the pension recipients (Detroit pension recipients took the biggest losses at around 12%, meaning they receive 88% of their pensions, although the sustainable actuarial math used in that calculation has been questionable).

    Given that Chicago and Cook county pensions are separate from the rest of the state, and that Chicago receives all sorts of subsidies from the rest of the state, it’s probably not equitable to shift the current cost (pension contributions for this year by current workers) or unfunded liability (amount that should have been contributed in past years) to school districts outside Chicago.

    So those are a few reasons why step #1 should be to repeal the pension sentence added to the Illinois State Constitution on December 15, 1970.

    And before step #1 can take place, voters have to understand the above and what transpired, and we are a long way from that.

    It is not fair for today’s teachers and administrators to be active participants collectively over the last 45 years in a scheme to have their students whom are future taxpayers fund their pensions for say 25 years of their retirement (a full career teacher or administrator starts working around 21, retires around 55 (the “average” retires even earlier due to ERO and other schemes), and has a 25 year conservative rough life expectancy.

    The 19 pension and retiree healthcare public sector systems are easily the biggest financial problem in Illinois and it is impacted by a wide array of decisions such as local school district collective bargaining agreements (hiking pay hikes the pensions).

  56. The law that applies to reducing the pay of current teachers is collective bargaining law which is in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA) and Illinois Educational Labor Review Board (IELRB).

    http://www.illinois.gov/elrb/Pages/default.aspx

    Just hit cancel when the password inquiry window pops up.

    There are various ways to solve a labor dispute.

    Federal mediators can be called in to assist.

    There is interest arbitration with the Illinois Educational Labor Review Board (IELRB).

    http://www.illinois.gov/elrb/Pages/ArbitrationAwards.aspx

    For individual teacher union members that have a grievance with the school district there are interest arbitration awards.

    http://www.illinois.gov/elrb/Pages/decisions.aspx

    The public education system in Illinois is broke and broken.

    Parents and taxpayers have to become more involved in the process or suffer never ending higher taxes that will be to the advantage of public sector workers and retirees at the expense of private sector workers and retirees.

    In most school districts some PTA or booster club money goes to school district pet projects so there is more money for teacher salary and benefit hikes.

    The teacher unions have attacked taxpayers at the Federal, state, regional, local, and school levels.

    They are a formidable machine.

  57. These teacher and administrator pensions exceed what is available to private sector union members.

    The most likely outcome of the pension and retiree healthcare crisis is today’s children will have a lower quality of life to due to future pensions which have to be paid for today’s teachers.

    Parents as a whole are complicit in the scheme because they don’t take the time to educate themselves and choose to spend their time elsewhere.

    The parents as a whole are more concerned about their image and retribution to their child in the classroom than facing the public sector unions and special interest groups head on.

    Many more reasons but bottom line today’s parents are not doing enough to solve the problem.

    Most school districts have no taxpayer watchdog.

  58. Today is the third day of the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    WGN is reporting that classes are cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th.

    But there is no such notice on the district website that classes are cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th.

    The teachers are using the kids missing school and homecoming as negotiating tools to obtain higher salary.

  59. The kids will someday be taxpayers and have to pay for the hiked pensions due to the hiked salaries and benefits.

    The pensions were already underfunded at the time of the hikes.

    The kids are negatively impacted now by missing school and actities and in the future by paying hiked taxes for hiked pensions.

    One reason teachers let the current collective bargaining agreement expire is because most collective bargaining agreements have a no strike clause while the agreement is in effect.

    So all these years when you heard teachers are negotiating without a contract, the teachers often choose to do so, so they can use the threat of an imminent strike as a negotiating tool.

  60. Sometimes you will hear it’s the union not the teachers making decisions.

    The teachers collectively, meaning the rank and file, vote to strike or not, vote to approve a collective bargaining agreement or not.

    It’s not only union leadership making these decisions.

    The rank and file votes on those types of decisions.

  61. ABC 7 News

    No school in McHenry Monday, Tuesday as teachers strike continues

    By Sarah Schulte and Eric Horng

    October 5, 2015

    “I really want what is best for the teachers and I really want for them to get what they deserve.”

    http://abc7chicago.com/education/no-school-in-mchenry-district-156-monday-tuesday/1016993

    The quote was made by a student.

    But it could have been made by many parents and adults and is a primary reason why teachers already have a very good compensation package.

    Most people though don’t understand the entire compensation package of teachers including salary, stipends, current benefits, Rolls Royce pension benefits, retiree healthcare benefits, the collective bargaining agreement, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA), number of hours contracted to work per day, number of days contracted to work per year, etc..

    Who understands that stuff outside the insular world of public education?

    Very few people but perhaps the best to consult would be Human Resource folks.

    Not many people are human resource experts.

    That student will be paying for underfunded hiked teacher pensions and retiree healthcare and if not her than plenty of others will be paying for student loans for their college education.

    Maybe down the road the student will compare the teacher retirement to the retirement package of her parents, most of whom would have contributed more to their retirement plan and receive in return a smaller retirement payout.

    The cost of public education in Illinois in particular then coupled with a 4 year college degree is very high but all too often there is a shortfall of taxpayer funding.

  62. Notice the Northwest Herald and ABC 7 News and the rest of the media does not mention the impact hiked salaries has on hiking pensions, and that the teacher pensions are only about 40% funded.

    That is the biggest problem with the strike.

    The media doesn’t get it.

    The #1 financial problem in the state, underfunded teacher pensions, and the media does not connect the dots to teacher strikes.

    Obviously teachers want their pensions paid in full.

    Well how are taxpayers supposed to set aside some of their hard earned money for extra pension payments if the teachers go around hiking salaries, negating and extra contributions to pensions.

    It’s like pouring taxpayer money into a pension bucket and punching a salary hiking hole in the pension bucket.

    Money comes in, money goes out.

    Now you may say how big of an impact does McHenry have on the giant TRS teacher and administrator pension fund.

    That opens another can of worms, that pension underfunding is state responsibility and not a local responsibility, and as we have discussed, there are many issues with that.

    But it should be recognized that yes hiking McHenry teacher salaries does have an impact on hiking McHenry teacher pensions even if the pension underfunding is a state responsibility.

    Wake up and spread the word.

  63. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions 2015 10 04 F for posting on McHenryCountyBlog

    Kathleen E Halloran
    2015 – $71,919 Pension
    2014 – $69,824 Pension
    2013 – $67,790 Pension
    2012 – $64,741 Pension
    Retired in 2011 after 29 years of service at age 59. Member contributed $129,556 to the pension fund which is 5.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,441,202. Total pension payout to date as of 2015 is $245,035.
    2011 – $112,185 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 23 Years Worked – Guidance Counselor
    2010 – $105,835 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $099,845 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $094,193 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $091,301 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $082,338 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $078,894 Pay – 14%
    2004 – $069,448 Pay – 4%
    2003 – $066,593 Pay – 14%
    2002 – $058,378 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $055,255 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $051,508 Pay

    Erin M Harris
    2009 – $55,211 Pay – 32% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – Consumer Education
    2008 – $41,695 Pay

    Ryan J Hart
    2012 – $73,204 Pay – (4%) Pay Hike – 6 years worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2011 – $76,427 Pay – (5%)
    2010 – $80,197 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $70,910 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $63,446 Pay – 43%
    2007 – $44,222

    Betty A Hendrix
    2015 – $11,173 Pension
    2014 – $10,848 Pension
    2013 – $10,532 Pension
    2012 – $10,225 Pension
    Retired in 2007 after 10 years of service at age 72. Member contributed $23,652 to their pension fund which is 17.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $132,772. Total pension collected to date as of 2015 is $73,453.

    Chad N Hetlet
    2007 – $62,703 Pay – (11%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 12 years worked – Physical Education
    2006 – $70,619 Pay – 2%
    2005 – $69,303 Pay

    Lauren M Hiebert
    2008 – $38,766 Pay – 1 year worked – US History Teacher

    Amy E Hiller
    2004 – $42,689 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 5 years worked – English Teacher
    2003 – $41,555 Pay – 7% Pay Hike
    2002 – $38,795 Pay

    Andrew J Hillier
    2014 – $60,120 Pay

    Phillip A Hintz
    2015 – $38,285 Pension
    2014 – $37,170 Pension
    2013 – $36,088 Pension
    2012 – $35,037 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 9 years of service at age 63. Member contributed $69,251 to the pension fund which is 7.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $884,331. Total pension collected to date is $286,398. The 9 years of service in the BGA Pension database contrasts with the 34 years worked in the ISBE TSR. Years of service is rarely less than years worked so some or all the difference is likely in another pension system in or out of state. Thus he us likely receiving a 2nd pension too. Another possibility is one can sometimes receive a cash payout for previous pension contributions upon retirement instead of an annual pension in some pension systems for various reasons, or less likely one can lose their pension due to a conviction for a work related crime in some states (been no reports of that in this case).
    2006 – $168,435 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 34 years worked – Superintendent
    2005 – $157,326 Pay – 3%
    2004 – $152,198 Pay – 0%
    2003 – $152,198 Pay
    2002 – $5,854 Pay

    Hobson Kyle N
    2014 – $75,860 Pay – (1%) Pay Hike or decrease – 16 years worked
    2013 – $76,324 Pay – (1%)
    2012 – $76,831 Pay – 3% – English Teacher
    2011 – $74,750 Pay

    Debra J Hofer
    2001 – $47,189 Pay – 8% Pay Hike
    2000 – $43,617 Pay

    Lindsey M HOffman
    2009 – $46,915 Pay – 17% Pay Hike – 2 years worked – English Teacher
    2008 – $40,231 Pay

    Kristian D Hokinson
    2014 – $82,753 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 18 years worked – Algebra Teacher
    2013 – $79,850 Pay – (2%)
    2012 – $81,723 Pay – 0%
    2011 – $81,610 Pay – (3% )
    2010 – $84,335 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $79,784 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $73,050 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $71,050 Pay – 20%
    2006 – $59,151 Pay – 15%
    2005 – $51,533 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $49,161 Pay – 6%
    2003 – $46,259

    Martin J Horgan
    2015 – $11,173 Pension
    2014 – $10,848 Pension
    2013 – $10,532 Pension
    2012 – $10,225 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 years of service at age 56. Member contributed $128,862 to the pension fund which is 4.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,650,933. Total pension paid out to date is $727,646.
    2004 – $93,285 Pay – 22% Pay Hike or decrease – 33 years worked – Physical Education
    2003 – $76,757 Pay – (3%)
    2002 – $78,788 Pay – 5%
    2001 – $75,069 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $73,014 Pay

    Jake G House
    2011 – $31,422 Pay – 2 years worked – Algebra Teacher

    Derek A Howell
    2011 – $62,364 Pay – 5% Pay Hike – 5 years worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2010 – $59,295 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $55,659 Pay – 21%
    2008 – $46,006

    Jaclyn E Huber
    2014 – $90,560 Pay – 5% Pay Hike – 20 years worked
    2013 – $86,172 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $85,382 Pay – 3% – –Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $83,106 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $75,937 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $71,918 Pay – 0%
    2008 – $71,757 Pay – 2%
    2007 – $70,025 Pay – 16%
    2006 – $60,148 Pay – 2%
    2005 – $58,785 Pay – 10%
    2004 – $53,259 Pay – 9%
    2003 – $48,836 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $45,650 Pay – 9%
    2001 – $41,933 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $39,375 Pay

    Katherine R Huck
    2014 – $27,765 Pension
    2013 – $26,957 Pension
    2012 – $26,171 Pension
    Retired in 1982 with 24 years of service at age 59. Member contributed $23,485 to the pension fund which is 4.0% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $592,241. Total pension paid to date is $592,241.

    Michael P Hurckes
    2014 – $112,459 – 1% Pay Hike or Decrease – 26 Years Worked
    2013 – $110,983 – 10%
    2012 – $101,125 – (17%) – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $121,890 – 13%
    2010 – $108,143 – 15%
    2009 – $093,753 – 4%
    2008 – $090,416 – 5%
    2007 – $085,761 – 2%
    2006 – $084,347 – (6%)
    2005 – $089,344 – 12%
    2004 – $079,880 – 21%
    2003 – $066,224 – 10%
    2002 – $060,045

    Dennis J Hutchinson
    2014 – $61,180 Pay – 11% Pay Hike – 4 years worked
    2013 – $55,103 Pay – 11%
    2012 – $49,799 Pay – 51% – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $33,020 Pay
    2010 – $85

    William E Hutchinson (Bill Hutchinson)
    Retired in 1989 with 31 years of service.
    2015 – $58,575 Pension
    2014 – $56,869 Pension
    2013 – $55,212 Pension
    2012 – $53,604 Pension

  64. Just to follow up on the previous post about student debt.

    Lots of kids graduating from college are facing hiked college student loans over and above that encountered by their parents, and, although not mentioned in the story, in Illinois hiked taxes for hiked public sector pay, hiked benefits including healthcare for current workers, hiked retiree healthcare benefits, Rolls Royce pensions, etc.

    Associated Press (AP)
    The Big Story
    A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids
    By Josh Boak
    October 5, 2015
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c2a6686412894eb3b908586509a34c4e/student-debt-squeezing-parents-and-children-simultaneously

  65. How is the choice of the McHenry teachers union to go on strike affecting children who play in youth sports in McHenry High Schools?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    McHenryCountySports‏
    @McHenryCoSports
    Oct 5, 2015 at 10:03PM

    Next team who could lose end of their season due to McHenry teacher strike is girls golf, with regional Wed am.

    Boys golf season done.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    The McHenry boys golf team was scheduled to play in the Fox Valley Conference Golf meet on Thursday October 1st at the Prairie Isle Golf Club.

    Thursday October 1st, 2015 was the first day of the McHenry High School Teachers strike.

    http://www.nwherald.com/2015/09/30/high-school-sports-how-mchenry-teacher-strike-impacts-sports-teams/ad7kt7g

    +++++++

    The McHenry High School Teachers union is a local affiliate of the Illinois Education Association (IEA), is in IEA Region 23 whose office is in Elgin, whose national parent is the National Education Association (NEA).

  66. McHenry High School District 156 Pay & Pensions

    Elizabeth L Jackson
    2012 – $52,853 Pay – (7%) Pay Hike or decrease – 4 years worked – Social Worker
    2011 – $56,821 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $53,416 Pay –

    Elizabeth L Janczak
    2013 – $57,205 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease –
    2012 – $53,853 Pay – (5%)
    2011 – $56,821 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $53,416 Pay

    Muriel E Jannotta – Smits
    $4,210 Pension
    $4,087 Pension
    Retired in 1983 with 5 years of service at age 61. Member contributed $6,486 to the pension fund, which is 7.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $87,500. As of 2015 the total pension paid to date was $87,500.

    Michael J Jazak
    2007 – $59,921 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 6 years worked – Biology Teacher
    2006 – $58,177 Pay – 15%
    2005 – $50,551 Pay – 3%
    2004 – $48,881 Pay – 34%
    2003 – $36,607 Pay – 2%
    2002 – $35,765 Pay

    Catherine A Jensen
    2015 – $885 Pension
    2014 – $860 Pension
    2012 – $821 Pension
    Retired in 2012 with 1 year of service at age 60. Member contributed $2,357 to the pension fund, which is 8.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $29,269. AS of 2015 the total pension paid to date is $2,233.

    Lisa P Jimenez
    2005 – $37,180 Pay – 1 year worked – Art Teacher

    Daniel T Johnson
    2000 – $45,129 Pay

    O Gregory Johnson
    2015 – $126,225 Pension
    2014 – $122,549 Pension
    2013 – $118,980 Pension
    2012 – $115,514 Pension
    Retired in 2002 with 34 years of service at age 55. Member contributed $42,116 to the pension fund, which is 1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $4,021,946. Total pension paid to date is $1,275,082.
    2002 – $159,976 Pay – 31% Pay Hike – 34 years worked – High School Principal
    2001 – $122,013 Pay – 19%
    2000 – $102,900 Pay

    Robert A Johnson
    2014 – $78,940 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 16 years worked
    2013 – $76,615 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $74,764 Pay – 2% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $73,057 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $68,553 Pay – 4%
    2009 – $65,809 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $61,244 Pay – 12%
    2007 – $54,856 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $51,330 Pay – 6%
    2005 – $48,505 Pay – 12%
    2004 – $43,301 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $39,444 Pay – 9%
    2002 – $36,305 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $34,233 Pay

    Tina E Johnson
    2002 – $42,833 Pay – 4% Pay Hike
    2001 – $41,054 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $38,821 Pay

    Linda C Jones
    2015 – $42,696 Pension
    2014 – $40,727 Pension
    Retired in 2013 with 19 years of service at age 62. Member contributed $96,855 to their pension fund which is 7.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,293,393. Total pension paid out to date is $69,028.
    2013 – $103,451 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 18 years worked
    2012 – $097,595 Pay – 6% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $092,071 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $086,860 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $081,943 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $077,100 Pay – 10%
    2007 – $069,833 Pay – 12%
    2006 – $062,435 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $059,237 Pay – 6%
    2004 – $055,760 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $050,618 Pay – 13%
    2002 – $044,802 Pay – 12%
    2001 – $039,944 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $037,578 Pay

    Peter M Jones
    2015 – $61,955 Pension
    2014 – $60,150 Pension
    2013 – $58,398 Pension
    2012 – $56,697 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 29 years of service at age 55. Member contributed $157,274 to their pension fund which is 7.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,155,733. Total pension paid out to date is $490,981.
    2005 – $88,756 Pay – 21% Pay Hike – 18 years worked – English Teacher
    2004 – $73,488 Pay – 8%
    2003 – $67,816 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $65,744 Pay – 1%
    2001 – $65,186 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $62,718 Pay

  67. This is the fourth day of the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    Day 1 – Thursday October 1, 2015

    Day 2 – Friday October 2, 2015

    Day 3 – Monday October 5, 2015

    Day 4 – Tuesday October 6, 2015

    The teachers have an enormous advantage in a teacher strike using the state rules in place today.

    After the strike is settled, teachers historically have received any pay hikes retroactive to when their agreement expired.

    School Board members are not paid (not suggesting they should be paid).

    Teachers and Teacher union employees (those who are employed by the union as opposed to the school district) are paid.

    Teachers never strike during the summer.

    They often or typically do not negotiate during the summer.

    Therefore one can conclude the purpose of the strike is to inflict pain on kids and parents so teachers can obtain what they deem to be a better contract.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is homecoming week in McHenry High School Distrit 156.

    Striking just before and during homecoming week is a tactical move on the part of the teacher union to obtain maximum negotiation advantage.

    This is hardball negotiations.

    Today’s activities on the school calendar were:

    – Homecoming Ticket Sales

    – Homecoming Spirit Week

    – Float Building

    – West NHS Induction Ceremony

    ++++++++++++++++

    The school has posted the following message.

    Schools are Closed – October 2, 2015

    McHenry Community High School District remains closed today, October 2, 2015 due to a teacher strike.

    All activities and athletic events are cancelled for today.

    Any school events scheduled for this weekend will be updated throughout the day on the website. A negotiations meeting has been set for Friday.

    We will continue to update the public through the district website as new information becomes available.

    Athletic and Extracurricular Clarification:

    Due to the strike, the McHenry Community High School District #156 has suspended all practices, preseason workouts and conditioning, and off-site workouts due to logistical and liability issues.

    In addition, all IHSA Interscholastic Athletics and Activities, including all games and tournaments, are cancelled or postponed for all McHenry High School District #156 students during the strike period, as per the Illinois High School Association Strike Policy.

    Students are not allowed to participate independently unattached in any activities or athletic events when school is not in session.

    Additionally, IHSA policy against club participation during an in-season sport is still in effect.

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

    https://www.facebook.com/McHenryCommHighSchoolDist156/posts/623944544414023

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    This teacher strike is directly related to pensions.

    Hiking the salary, hikes the pension.

    The teachers accept no role in their responsibility for hiking pensions by hiking salaries.

    But the teachers want their hiked pension to be paid in full.

    The teachers accept no responsibility for their role in legislative pension benefit hikes, which also hikes the pension.

    The teachers accept no responsibility for their role in hiking benefits and salaries while pensions were already underfunded as they have been forever.

    Hiked teacher pensions are the #1 fiscal problem in the state of Illinois.

    The teacher pensions are part of an even larger pension crisis that includes 19 pension systems and 674 pension funds as of fiscal year 2014 (there are 657 suburban and downstate police and downstate fire pension funds).

    There are actually more than 19 pension systems in Illinois; the 19 includes the CTA Pension Fund and the RTA / Metra / Pace pension fund but none of the other transit pension funds in Illinois.

    The Illinois Department of Insurance recently published their 2015 report about pension funds which includes statistics from Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 for 17 of the pension systems (transit pension funds are excluded).

    The scope of the problem is staggering.

    The unfunded liability of those 17 pension systems in Illinois is $158 Billion.

    This from a state which has an annual budget of around $35 Billion, depending on what one counts and does not count in the budget.

    There are over 1 million active workers and retirees in those 17 pension systems.

    Yet the McHenry High School District 156 teachers go on strike punishing the kids who will pay their pensions.

    http://insurance2.illinois.gov/Reports/Pension/pension_biennial_report_2015.pdf

    https://insurance2.illinois.gov/applications/pension/default.aspx

    Taxpayers must become more involved to solve these problems.

    There is no known taxpayer watchdog for McHenry High School District 156.

  68. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Melanie A Kadlec
    2014 – $57,690 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 11 years worked
    2013 – $55,897 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $54,557 Pay – 0% – Foodservices Occupations Teacher
    2011 – $54,557 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $51,140 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $47,828 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $44,502 Pay – 8%
    2007 – $41,219 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $38,194 Pay – 7%
    2005 – $35,717 Pay – 9%
    2004 – $32,848

    George R Kaider
    2005 – $60,179 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 years worked – US History Teacher
    2004 – $56,637 Pay – (3%)
    2003 – $58,322 Pay – 20%
    2002 – $48,493 Pay – 16%
    2001 – $41,708 Pay – 1%
    2000 – $41,230 Pay

    Joseph W Kalisek
    2014 – $81,037 – 2% Pay Hike or decrease
    2013 – $79,301 – 9%
    2012 – $72,815 – (1%)
    2011 – $73,346 – (2%)
    2010 – $74,672 – (6%)
    2009 – $79,024 – 25%
    2008 – $63,245 – 7%
    2007 – $58,955 – 16%
    2006 – $50,810 – 5%
    2005 – $48,245 – 4%
    2004 – $46,444 – 11%
    2003 – $41,869 – 10%
    2002 – $37,935 Pay

    Shannon K Keller
    2012 – $63,093 Pay – 0% Pay Hike or decrease – 10 years worked – English Teacher
    2011 – $62,789 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $59,141 Pay – 3%
    2009 – $57,450 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $51,195 Pay – 9%
    2007 – $46,881 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $43,372 Pay – (3%)
    2005 – $44,827 Pay – 23%
    2004 – $36,435 Pay – 17%
    2003 – $31,196 Pay

    Michael R Kelly
    2015 – $141,916 Pension
    2014 – $137,782 Pension
    2013 – $133,769 Pension
    2012 – $129,873 Pension
    Retired in 2002 with 39 years of service at age 60. Member contributed $25,364 to the pension fund which is .7% (7 tenths of 1%) of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,486,659. Total pension paid to date is $1,472,585 as of 2015.
    2002 – $215,076 Pay – 55% Pay Hike – 37 years worked – Business Manager
    2001 – $138,478 Pay

    Michael S Kelly
    2002 – $15,707 Pay – 1 year worked – Orientation to Industrial Technical Occupations

    Megan L Kennedy
    2012 – $53,809 Pay – (7%) Pay Hike or decrease – 7 years worked – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $57,178 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $54,171 Pay – 71%
    2009 – $31,620 Pay

    Michael P Kennedy
    2014 – $61,254 Pay – 2% Pay Hike or decrease – 9 years worked
    2013 – $59,764 Pay – (3%)
    2012 – $61,734 Pay – 10% – Chemistry Teacher
    2011 – $55,921 Pay – 8%
    2010 – $51,800 Pay – 8% – Biology Teacher
    2009 – $48,060 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $42,770 Pay – 8% – General Sciences Teacher
    2007 – $39,567 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $35,936 Pay

    Marlo J Kerr
    2014 – $59,300 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or decrease – 10 years worked
    2013 – $57,242 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $56,151 Pay – (1%) – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $56,441 Pay – 15%
    2010 – $49,225 Pay –
    2009 – $28,634 Pay – Part-time 60% employed.

    Joan R Kertay
    2000 – $55,671 Pay

    Sara A Kiddy
    2000 – $35,173 Pay

    Amy E Kieffer
    2004 – $42,690 Pay – 2% Pay Hike
    2003 – $41,775 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $39,061 Pay – 7%
    2001 – $36,351 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $33,866 Pay

    Peter J Kim
    2014 – $60,184 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 10 years worked
    2013 – $58,225 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $57,576 Pay – 1% – English Teacher
    2011 – $57,141 Pay – 4%
    2010 – $54,686 Pay – 10%
    2009 – $49,736 Pay

    William C Kirchherr Jr.
    2015 – $63,522 Pension
    2014 – $61,672 Pension
    2013 – $59,876 Pension
    2012 – $58,132 Pension
    Retired in 2008 with 30 years of service at age 62. Member contributed $92,127 to the pension fund which is 5.6% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,656,659. Total pension paid out to date is $376,244 as of 2015.
    2008 – $86,163 Pay – 5% Pay Hike – 7 years worked – Alternative Education Teacher
    2007 – $81,702 Pay – 9%
    2006 – $75,209 Pay – 6%
    2005 – $70,888 Pay – 11%
    2004 – $63,902 Pay – 13% – Co-operative Education Teacher
    2003 – $56,598 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $52,809 Pay

    Martha P Kite
    2015 – $32,650 Pension
    2014 – $31,699 Pension
    2013 – $30,776 Pension
    2012 – $29,879 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 18 years of service at age 60. Member contributed $70,102 to their pension fund which is 7.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $984,568. Total pension paid out to date is $164,504 as of 2015.
    2005 – $76,643 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 16 Years Worked – Assistant High School Principal
    2004 – $74,093 Pay – 5% – Student Dean
    2003 – $70,431 Pay – 13% – High School Dean
    2002 – $62,313 Pay – 6% – High School Dean
    2001 – $58,730 Pay – 5%
    2000 – $56,168 Pay

    Paul W Kittler
    2012 – $56,377 Pay – 3% Pay hike or decrease – 4 years worked 2011 – $54,619 Pay – (7%)
    2011 – $54,619 Pay – (7%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I, Special Education
    2010 – $58,505 Pay – 14%
    2009 – $51,174 Pay

    Joseph R Klink
    2015 – $14,981 Pension
    2014 – $14,545 Pension
    2013 – $14,121 Pension
    2012 – $13,710 Pension
    Retired in in 2007 with 10 years of service at age 60. Member contributed $13,641 to the pension fund which is 3.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $423,864. Total pension paid to date is $97,845.

    Kevin L Klopfenstein
    2015 – $85,268 Pension
    2014 – $82,784 Pension
    2013 – $80,373 Pension
    2012 – $78,032 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 years of service at age 55. Member contributed $123,023 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,878,340. Total pension paid to date is $73,682.
    2004 – $105,579 Pay – 22% Pay Hike – 33 years worked – Art Teacher
    2003 – $086,730 Pay – 17%
    2002 – $074,439 Pay – 2%
    2001 – $072,743 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $070,408 Pay

    Danielle R Knaizer
    2012 – $44,873 – 1 year worked – Algebra Teacher

    Pamela M Koch
    2011 – $42,802 Pay – 4% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked
    2010 – $41,053 Pay – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher

    Michael E Koester
    2014 – $67,669 Pay – (7%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 9 years worked
    2013 – $72,514 Pay – 3%
    2012 – $70,517 Pay – (3%) – Biology Teacher
    2011 – $72,446 Pay – 13% – Earth Space Science Teacher
    2010 – $64,378 Pay – 4%
    2009 – $61,655 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $57,403 Pay – 10%
    2007 – $52,019 Pay

    Jennifer N Koska
    2012 – $49,857 Pay – 2% Pay Hike – 4 years worked – World History Teacher
    2011 – $49,024 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $45,707 Pay – 19%
    2009 – $38,364 Pay

    Joanna E Kotecki
    2004 – $60,002 Pay – 8% Pay Hike – 15 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2003 – $55,614 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $52,815 Pay – 12%
    2001 – $47,009 Pay

    Constantina A Koulis
    2010 – $31,182 Pay – (11%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 3 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2009 – $35,102 Pay – (7%)
    2008 – $37,941 Pay

    Evan R Kozlowski
    2014 – $70,117 Pay – 2% – 8 Years Worked
    2013 – $68,570 Pay – 3%
    2012 – $66,691 Pay – 5% – Dean
    2011 – $63,784 Pay – 8% – Physical Education Teacher
    2010 – $58,919 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $52,006 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $48,944

    Karen L Kraft
    2015 – $75,267 Pension
    2014 – $73,075 Pension
    2013 – $70,947 Pension
    2012 – $68,880 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 35 Years of Service at age 57. Member contributed $108,687 to their pension fund which is which is 4.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,237,483. Total pension payout to date as of 2015 is $720,330.
    2003 – $87,868 Pay – 25% Pay Hike – 31 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2002 – $70,243 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $66,343 Pay – 0%
    2000 – $66,270 Pay

    Gloria E Kubisiak
    2015 – $28,582 Pension
    2014 – $27,749 Pension
    2013 – $26,941 Pension
    2012 – $26,156 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 17 years of service at age 60. Member contributed $29,788 to the pension fund which is 4.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $717,345. Total pension paid to date is $270,962 as of 2015.

    Lydia A Kvinta
    2008 – $54,387 Pay – 19% – 3 Years Worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2007 – $45,661 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $42,991 Pay

    Earl Kyle III
    2015 – $95,425 Pension
    2014 – $92,646 Pension
    2013 – $89,947 Pension
    2012 – $87,328 Pension
    Retired in 2002 after 34 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $130,353 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,040,959. Total pension paid to date is $130,353 as of 2015.
    2005 – $28,816 Pay – 33 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2002 – $111,048 Pay – 23% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2001 – $090,426 Pay – 13% Pay Hike
    2000 – $079,773 Pay

  69. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Teresa A Lane
    2015 – $129,894 Pension
    2014 – $129,894 Pension
    2013 – $129,894 Pension
    Retired in 2011 after 35 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $183,460 to their pension fund which is 3.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $5,413,573. Total Pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $405,746
    2012 – $089,872 Pay –
    2011 – $182,883 Pay – 6% – 31 Years Worked – District Superintendent
    2010 – $172,531 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $162,768 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $158,054 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $153,422 Pay – 40%
    2006 – $109,413 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $104,146 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $099,900

    Kathleen M Larimer
    2015 – $49,256 Pension
    Retired in 2014 after 22 Years of Service at age 58. Member contributed $130,948 to their pension fund which is 6.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,932,200. Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $33,235.
    2014 – $110,708 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Reduction – 20 Years Worked –
    2013 – $104,441 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $098,529 Pay – 6%
    2011 – $092,952 Pay – (1%) – Nurse
    2010 – $093,862 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $083,138 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $075,985 Pay – 10%
    2007 – $069,380 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $064,831 Pay – 9%
    2005 – $059,255 Pay – 12%
    2004 – $053,036 Pay – 6%
    2003 – $049,807 Pay – 9%
    2002 – $045,752 Pay – 11%
    2001 – $041,150 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $038,492 Pay

    Jennifer L Latendresse
    2011 – $57,276 Pay – 2% – 4 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2010 – $56,232 Pay – 25%
    2009 – $45,035 Pay – 21%
    2008 – $37,144 Pay

    Jennifer A Lawrence
    2013 – $84,719 Pay – (1%) – 13 Years Worked
    2012 – $85,675 Pay – 25% – Student Dean
    2011 – $68,471 Pay – (15%)
    2010 – $80,344 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $76,508 Pay – 14%
    2008 – $66,936 Pay – 13%
    2007 – $59,037 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $54,946 Pay – 104%
    2005 – $26,893 Pay

    David T Lawson
    2014 – $136,200 Pay – 6%
    2013 – $128,498

    John Leighty
    2012 – $56,305 Pension
    Retired in 1986 after 38 Years of Service.
    Pension

    Kimberly J Lerette Lewis
    2012 – $70,112 Pay – 3% – 11 Years Worked – Reading Teacher
    2011 – $68,254 Pay – 14% – English Teacher
    2010 – $59,853 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $56,349 Pay – 0%
    2008 – $56,343 Pay – 8%
    2007 – $52,341 Pay – 12%
    2006 – $46,914 Pay – 8%
    2005 – $43,636 Pay – 14%
    2004 – $38,140 Pay – 4%
    2003 – $36,554 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $34,694 Pay

    Steven A Levon
    2014 – $58,613 Pay – 5% – 11 Years Worked
    2013 – $55,777 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $55,037 Pay – 1% – Biology Teacher
    2011 – $54,601 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $51,555 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $48,549 Pay – (5%)
    2008 – $51,151 Pay – 22%
    2007 – $41,840 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $38,194 Pay – 7%
    2005 – $35,684 Pay – 6%
    2004 – $33,564 Pay

    Gabriel Lopez
    2010 – $66,921 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 16 Years Worked – Other Industrial Occupations Teacher
    2009 – $62,818 Pay

    Kathryn A Lossman
    2009 – $38,576 Pay – (20%) – 7 Years Worked – World History Teacher
    2008 – $47,998 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $45,347 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $41,246 Pay – 8%
    2005 – $38,265 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $36,789 Pay – 16%
    2003 – $31,802 Pay

    David A Luckett
    2015 – $57,070 Pension
    2014 – $55,408 Pension
    2013 – $53,794 Pension
    2012 – $52,227 Pension
    Retired in 1993 after 35 Years of Service at age 51. Member contributed $48,738 to their pension fund which is 2.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,704,988. Total pension paid to date is $895,043.

    Kenneth Ludwig
    2015 – $62,889 Pension
    2014 – $61,057 Pension
    2013 – $59,279 Pension
    2012 – $57,552 Pension
    Retired in 1989 after 35 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $50,087 to the pension fund which is 3.7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,370,340. Total pension paid to date is
    $1,107,236.

    Robert W Ludwigsen
    2015 – $80,580 Pension
    2014 – $78,233 Pension
    2013 – $75,954 Pension
    2012 – $73,742 Pension
    Retired in 2005 after 35 Years of Service at age 57. Member contributed $121,960 to the pension fund which is 4.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,541,041. Total pension paid to date is $654,303.
    2005 – $102,226 Pay – 20% – 33 Years Worked – Biology Teacher
    2004 – $085,355 Pay – 21%
    2003 – $070,534 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $068,711 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $066,583 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $064,014 Pay

    Andrew W Lukas
    2014 – $61,945 Pay – (1%) – 8 Years Worked
    2013 – $62,365 Pay – 18%
    2012 – $52,674 Pay – (2%) – Geometry Teacher
    2011 – $53,917 Pay – (3%) – Algebra Teacher
    2010 – $55,853 Pay – 8%
    2009 – $51,916 Pay – 11%
    2008 – $46,961 Pay

    Stephanie A Lukas
    2014 – $53,426 Pay – 16% – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $46,134 Pay – (5%)
    2012 – $48,658 Pay – 5% – Geometry Teacher
    2011 – $46,560 Pay – (11%)
    2010 – $52,602 Pay – 9%
    2009 – $48,111 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $42,772 Pay

    John R Lunkenheimer
    2014 – $50,284 Pay
    2011 – $23,856 Pay – 1 – Geometry Teacher

    Lyle F Luzum
    2015 – $9,375 Pension
    2014 – $9,102 Pension
    2013 – $8,837 Pension
    2012 – $8,579 Pension
    Retired in 2010 after 7 Years of Service at age 62. Member contributed $5,885 to the pension fund which is 2.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $257,952. Total pension paid to date is $38,447.

  70. An announcement on the the McHenry High School District 156 website states schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

    That will be the 5th day of the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    Day 1 – Thursday October 1, 2015
    Day 2 – Friday October 2, 2015
    Day 3 – Monday October 5, 2015
    Day 4 – Tuesday October 6, 2015
    Day 5 – Wednesday October 7, 2015

    The Daily Herald has an article about the status of negotiations.

    Daily Herald

    Education
    10/6/2015 12:24 PM
    McHenry teachers strike continues; talks resume tonight
    by Madhu Krishnamurthy
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151006/news/151009219

    160 teachers
    2,550 students

    The school board wants to eliminate the salary schedule with its two methods of obtaining raises:
    – steps (work another year for a raise).
    – lanes (take college classes for a raise – the district provides tuition reimbursement).

    The school board states that a number of school districts have eliminated the salary schedule.

  71. The teachers union is forcing McHenry students to miss Illinois High School Association (IHSA) athletic events.

    McHenry County Sports reports, “McHenry is off again on Wednesday, so girls golf appears to be done too.”

    https://twitter.com/McHenryCoSports

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The McHenry High School teachers forced the boys golf team to miss Fox Valley Conference playoffs, so their season is done.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The McHenry – Cary-Grove football game was cancelled due to the strike.

    So Cary-Grove football players, parents, and students were also impacted by the McHenry High School teachers strike.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This Northwest Herald article sheds some more light on the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    Northwest Herald
    McHenry School District 156 teacher strike continues after negotiations Monday yield no deal
    Monday, October 5, 2015, 3:33 pm CDT
    Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:51 pm CDT

    “The two sides have largely been at odds over compensation and insurance contributions.

    The board has offered an altered version of the salary schedule, which would add ‘half-steps,’ Kinshofer has explained.

    Dunn has said the board’s proposal stretches out the salary schedule, so it would take teachers much longer to reach higher wages than in the past.”

    http://www.nwherald.com/2015/10/05/mchenry-school-district-156-teacher-strike-continues-after-negotiations-monday-yield-no-deal/acafkq6

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The teachers made the choice to strike.

    No one forced the teachers to strike.

    This was a conscious decision by the teachers to use the kids as negotiation tools for teacher gain.

  72. How about you geniouses put the blame where it belongs?

    On people that mismanage and waste our tax dollars and stop blaming teachers that are trying to earn a living.

    I’m not a teacher and I pay $18k a year in property taxes which makes my blood boil but I am on the teacher’s side.

    You are blaming the wring people….meanwhile management is laughing at your misdirected anger.

  73. The salaries and pensions of teachers and administration are being posted.

    The teacher’s have no good reason to keep children out of the classroom, away from IHSA Athletic events, away from homecoming, away from clubs, etc.

    They teachers are well compensated in this district and their Rolls Royce pension is $100B+ underfunded and is the single largest financial crisis in the state of Illinois and is just part of a $150B underfunded pension mess in the state of Illinois.

    Plus their early retiree healthcare is taxpayer subsidized.

    Plus there is a lot of bond debt in many school districts.

    The pensions, retiree healthcare, and bond debt burden by taxpayers is not even considered in these collective bargaining negotiations.

    Comparing IL teachers to WI, IA, IN, MO, & KY teachers is not even considered in these collective bargaining negotiations.

    It’s a rigged game against the taxpayers and the school board tries some small reforms and the teachers go on strike.

    The public education system is broke and broken in Illinois.

    There is not extra taxpayer money available for the McHenry Teachers when the above is considered.

    Who is looking out for the taxpayers debt listed above.

    Nobody.

    No plan.

    Nobody has even bothered to tabulate all the numbers on a spreadsheet.

    It is insanity.

  74. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Scott H Mahlebashian
    2011 – $53,575 – (1%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 4 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2010 – $54,088 – 14%
    2009 – $47,464 – 10%
    2008 – $43,042

    Shannon K Mahlebashian
    2014 – $65,446 Pay – 3% Pay Hike –
    2013 – $63,813 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $63,093 Pay – 0%
    2011 – $62,789 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $59,141 Pay – 3%
    2009 – $57,450 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $52,687 Pay – 8%
    2007 – $48,974 Pay – 1%
    2006 – $48,262 Pay – 8%
    2005 – $44,827 Pay – 23%
    2004 – $36,435 Pay – 13%
    2003 – $32,350

    Adam P Malenius
    2014 – $69,467 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 13 Years Worked
    2013 – $66,968 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $67,108 Pay – 1% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $66,499 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $63,312 Pay – 0%
    2009 – $63,161 Pay – 14%
    2008 – $55,373 Pay – (5%)
    2007 – $58,411 Pay – 20%
    2006 – $48,476 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $46,619 Pay – 29%
    2004 – $36,242 Pay – 9%
    2003 – $33,234 Pay – 8%
    2002 – $30,913 Pay –

    Stephen A Mann
    2009 – $783 Pay –
    2008 – $47,708 Pay – 14% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked – Electrical & Electronics Equip Inst/Rep Teacher
    2007 – $42,000 Pay – 115%
    2006 – $19,523 Pay

    Richard W Mantick
    2008 – $52,437 Pay – (4%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked – Business Admin & Mgmt Teacher
    2007 – $54,861 Pay – 28%
    2006 – $42,826 Pay – 8%
    2005 – $39,760 Pay – 44%
    2004 – $27,598 Pay

    Elizabeth Marcello
    2015 – $80,459 Pension
    2014 – $78,115 Pension
    2013 – $75,840 Pension
    2012 – $73,631 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 34 Years of Service at age 54. Member contributed $91,924 to the pension fund which is 3.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,616,673. Total pension paid to date is $865,759.
    2001 – $87,828 Pay – 19% Pay Hike
    2000 – $73,833 Pay

    Patricia A Marks
    2015 – $67,008 Pension
    2014 – $65,056 Pension
    2013 – $63,161 Pension
    2012 – $61,322 Pension
    Retired in 2007 with 34 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $109,159 to the pension fund which is 5.6% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,960,113. Total pension collected to date is $815,197.

    Brittany Marrinson
    2011 – $45,202 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 3 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2010 – $42,165 Pay – 9%
    2009 – $38,607 Pay

    Sharon E Martella
    2015 – $2,227
    Retired at age 62. Member contributed $806 to the pension fund which is 1.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $69,478. Total pension paid out to date is $1,484.

    Raymond R Mathis Jr.
    2015 – $89,336 Pension
    2014 – $86,734 Pension
    2013 – $84,208 Pension
    2012 – $81,755 Pension
    Retired in 2007 with 34 years of service at age 56. Member contributed $139,284 to the pension fund which is 4.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,150,311. Total pension paid out to date is $588,474.
    2007 – $118,293 Pay – 20% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Health Education –
    2006 – $098,577 Pay – 16%
    2005 – $085,042 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $081,543 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $076,403 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $074,089 Pay – 4%
    2001 – $071,562 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $069,464

    Ryan E Mauck
    2014 – $92,958 Pay – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked – Geometry Teacher
    2013 – $90,454 Pay – (1%)
    2012 – $91,675 Pay – 0%
    2011 – $91,921 Pay – 13%
    2010 – $81,509 Pay – 8%
    2009 – $75,468 Pay – 4%
    2008 – $72,331 Pay – 11%
    2007 – $65,422 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $61,342 Pay – 10%
    2005 – $55,825 Pay – 9%
    2004 – $51,304 Pay – 16%
    2003 – $44,387 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $41,527 Pay

    Marcia Maule
    2015 – $88,007 Pension
    2014 – $85,444 Pension
    2013 – $82,955 Pension
    2012 – $71,078 Pension
    Retired in 2007 with 34 Years of Service at age 56. Member contributed $134,229 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,095,128. Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $571,399.
    2007 – $112,067 Pay – 15% – 31 Years Worked – English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
    2006 – $097,218 Pay – 12% – Biology Teacher
    2005 – $086,457 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $083,340 Pay – 7%
    2003 – $078,004 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $074,139 Pay – 4%
    2001 – $071,189 Pay – 2%
    2000 – $069,760 Pay

    Denise L May – Stortzum
    2014 – $46,827 Pay – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 6 Years Worked
    2013 – $45,245 Pay – (5%)
    2012 – $47,673 Pay – (1%) – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $48,302 Pay – 18%
    2010 – $41,014 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $38,380 Pay

    Pamela K McCarrel – Burmeister
    2014 – $99,896 Pay – 5% Pay Hike or Decrease – 23 Years Worked
    2013 – $95,195 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $93,925 Pay – (6%) – Psychology
    2011 – $99,830 Pay – 8%
    2010 – $92,249 Pay – 2%
    2009 – $90,256 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $83,119 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $80,534 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $72,671 Pay – 6%
    2005 – $68,320 Pay – 8%
    2004 – $63,413 Pay – 13%
    2003 – $56,107 Pay – (1%)
    2002 – $56,514 Pay – 16%
    2001 – $48,563 Pay – 9%
    2000 – $44,601 Pay

    Hollie M McCarthy
    2008 – $40,760 Pay – 1 Year Worked – Physical Education Teacher

    Janet A McCollough
    2014 – $87,909 Pay – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $85,096 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $84,166 Pay – 0% – Foodservices Occupations Teacher
    2011 – $83,811 Pay – 9% – Orientation to Family & Consumer Science Teacher
    2010 – $76,672 Pay – 11%
    2009 – $68,865 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $62,516 Pay – 7%
    2007 – $58,602 Pay – (2%)
    2006 – $59,616 Pay – 134%
    2005 – $25,426

    Martha J McConnell
    2014 – $71,881 Pay – 2% Pay Hike – 11 Years Worked
    2013 – $70,354 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $69,675 Pay – 2% – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $68,124 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $64,483 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $61,593 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $57,882 Pay – 4%
    2007 – $55,636 Pay – 5%
    2006 – $52,977 Pay – 6%
    2005 – $49,813 Pay – 11%
    2004 – $44,751 Pay

    Jill M McEvoy
    2015 – $69,887 Pension
    Retired in 2014 with 27 Years of Service at age $59. Member contributed $182,425 to the pension fund which is 7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,594,052. Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $46,009.
    2014 – $130,429 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 23 Years Worked
    2013 – $123,046 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $116,081 Pay – 6% – Guidance Counselor
    2011 – $109,511 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $103,312 Pay – 5%
    2009 – $098,270 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $090,449 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $086,352 Pay – 5%
    2006 – $082,567 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $078,717 Pay – 12%
    2004 – $070,041 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $063,782 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $058,178 Pay – 8%
    2001 – $053,986 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $050,716 Pay

    Jodi A McPhillips – Pearson
    2004 – $74,741 Pay – 14% Pay Hike – 19 Years Worked – Geography Teacher
    2003 – $65,572 Pay – 10% – History Teacher
    2002 – $59,826 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $56,342 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $52,843 Pay

    Barbara A Meding
    2015 – $86,932 Pension
    2014 – $84,400 Pension
    2013 – $81,942 Pension
    2012 – $79,555 Penison
    Retired in 2003 with 35 Years of Service at age 57. Member contributed $106,778 to the pension fund which is 4.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,590,061. Total pension paid to date is $837,786.
    2003 – $102,699 Pay – 22% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Other Subject or Prog Areas Not Listed Teacher
    2002 – $084,202 Pay – 14%
    2001 – $073,907 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $071,567 Pay

    Curtis E Menke
    2014 – $74,165 Pay – 3% Pay Hike – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $71,828 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $70,350 Pay – 7% – Guidance Counselor
    2011 – $65,820 Pay – 5% Pay Hike
    2010 – $62,478 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $58,720 Pay – 11%
    2008 – $52,861 Pay – 11%
    2007 – $47,488 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $42,830 Pay

    Shoshanah Mercado
    2010 – $50,032 Pay – (1%) Pay Decrease
    2009 – $50,463 Pay

    Aprildawn D Merrell
    2015 – $15,618 Pension
    2014 – $15,163 Pension
    2013 – $14,722 Pension
    2012 – $14,293 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 14 Years of Service.

    Jessica M Metropulos
    2014 – $62,066 Pay – (5%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $65,493 Pay – 8%
    2012 – $60,492 Pay – 1% – Art Teacher
    2011 – $60,061 Pay – 3%
    2010 – $58,224 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $54,501 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $48,728 Pay – 16%
    2007 – $42,041 Pay – 9%
    2006 – $38,417 Pay

    Michael G Meyer
    2014 – $93,787 Pay – 1% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $92,724 Pay – (6%)
    2012 – $98,534 Pay – 1% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $97,846 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $92,475 Pay – 15%
    2009 – $80,609 Pay – 3%
    2008 – $78,307 Pay – 9%
    2007 – $72,100 Pay – 5%
    2006 – $68,974 Pay – 12%
    2005 – $61,669 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $57,754 Pay – 34%
    2003 – $43,082 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $39,216 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $38,139 Pay – 19%
    2000 – $32,160 Pay

    Ellen R Meyers
    2015 – $76,167 Pension
    2014 – $73,949 Pension
    2013 – $71,795 Pension
    2012 – $69,704 Pension
    Retired in 1994 with 38 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $75,250 to the pension fund which is 3.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,936,135. Total pension paid to date is $1,162,343.

    Russell A Micklinghoff
    2014 – $70,608 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 14 Years Worked
    2013 – $67,726 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $67,996 Pay – 1% – Drafting Teacher
    2011 – $67,104 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $63,045 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $58,884 Pay – 14%
    2008 – $51,583 Pay – 0%
    2007 – $51,494 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $46,896 Pay – 7%
    2005 – $43,818 Pay – (2%)
    2004 – $44,660 Pay – 17%
    2003 – $38,176 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $35,719 Pay – 17%
    2001 – $30,479 Pay

    David Mihevc
    2015 – $69,207 Pension
    2014 – $67,192 Pension
    2013 – $65,235 Pension
    2012 – $63,334 Pension
    Retired in 1994 with 35 Years of Service at age 53. Member contributed $75,360 to the pension fund which is 3.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,938,248. Total pension paid to date is $1,051,854.

    Gabrielle L Mikos
    2010 – $41,117 Pay – 1 Year Worked – Spanish Teacher

    Barbara A Miller
    2015 – $80,014 Pension
    2014 – $77,683 Pension
    2013 – $75,420 Pension
    2012 – $73,224 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $102,120 to the pension fund which is 3.8% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,703,329. Total pension paid to date is $693,638.
    2004 – $98,297 Pay – 21% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Consumer Education Teacher
    2003 – $81,270 Pay – 16%
    2002 – $69,976 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $68,019 Pay – 1%
    2000 – $67,222 Pay
    Pension

    Cassandra M Miller
    2007 – $58,626 Pay – 8% Pay Hike – 5 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2006 – $54,535 Pay – 7%
    2005 – $50,733 Pay – 37%
    2004 – $37,111 Pay

    Kristi R Miller
    2014 – $43,651 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 13 Years Worked – German Teacher
    2013 – $41,150 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $40,717 Pay – 54%
    2011 – $26,399 Pay – (31%)
    2010 – $38,046 Pay – 4%
    2009 – $36,684 Pay – 63%
    2008 – $22,564 Pay – 3%
    2007 – $21,864 Pay – (60%)
    2006 – $54,941 Pay – 19%
    2005 – $46,351 Pay – 29%
    2004 – $35,835 Pay – 29%
    2003 – $27,693 Pay – 48%
    2002 – $18,754 Pay – 35%
    2001 – $13,847 Pay

    Michael P Miller
    2014 – $60,923 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $58,626 Pay – (2%)
    2012 – $60,088 Pay – 1% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $59,333 Pay – 4%
    2010 – $56,783 Pay – 14%
    2009 – $49,882 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $45,300 Pay – 8%
    2007 – $41,902 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $39,637 Pay

    Erin M Mitchell
    2005 – $38,045 Pay – 9% Pay Hike
    2004 – $34,917 Pay

    Bruce M Montressor
    2014 – $111,605 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 31 Years Worked
    2013 – $105,288 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $099,328 Pay – 6% – Other Industrial Occupations Teacher
    2011 – $093,706 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $088,873 Pay – 4%
    2009 – $085,430 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $076,064 Pay – 2%
    2007 – $074,455 Pay – (3%)
    2006 – $076,533 Pay – 0%
    2005 – $076,319 Pay – 2%
    2004 – $074,809 Pay – 17%
    2003 – $063,886 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $061,920 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $060,014 Pay – 10%
    2000 – $054,782 Pay

    Darrell J Moon
    2010 – $142,577 Pay – 16% Pay Hike – 13 Years Worked – Business Manager
    2009 – $122,749 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $115,801 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $109,246 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $103,060 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $098,099 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $094,100 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $090,000 Pay

    Meghan Morales
    2012 – $56,190 Pay – 7% Pay Hike – 7 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2011 – $52,681 Pay – 10%
    2010 – $47,787 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $45,010 Pay – 12%
    2008 – $40,291 Pay – 12%
    2007 – $36,062 Pay

    Cecilia M Morner
    2015 – $70,755 Pension
    2014 – $68,694 Pension
    2013 – $66,693 Pension
    2012 – $64,751 Pension
    Retired in 2000 with 34 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $71,752 to the pension fund which is 3.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,124,526. Total pension paid to date is $808,562.
    2000 – $72,479 Pay

    David A Moyer
    2006 – $107,166 Pay – 11% Pay Hike – 8 Years Worked – High School Principal
    2005 – $096,848 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $090,150 Pay

    Martin R Mullen
    2015 – $79,957 Pension
    2014 – $77,628 Pension
    2013 – $75,367 Pension
    2012 – $73,172 Pension
    Retired in 2002 with 35 Years of Service at age 55. Member contributed $109,977 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,555,824. Total pension paid out to date Is $815,831.
    2002 – $94,154 Pay – 23% Pay Hike – 34 Years Worked – History Teacher
    2001 – $76,433 Pay – 16%
    2000 – $65,703 Pay

    Cheryl B Myers
    2014 – $82,047 Pay – 7% Pay Hike or Decrease – 16 Years Worked
    2013 – $76,746 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $75,445 Pay – 0% – English Teacher
    2011 – $75,247 Pay – 10%
    2010 – $68,404 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $63,643 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $59,997 Pay – 40%
    2007 – $42,874 Pay – (17%)
    2006 – $51,429 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $49,005 Pay – 10%
    2004 – $44,580 Pay – 26%
    2003 – $35,468 Pay – (2%)
    2002 – $36,012 Pay – 12%
    2001 – $32,121 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $29,996 Pay

    Colette M Myers
    2000 – $38,109 Pay

    Gary E Myers
    2014 – $91,361 Pay – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 19 Years Worked
    2013 – $88,764 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $87,303 Pay – 0% – English Teacher
    2011 – $87,332 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $83,003 Pay – 8%
    2009 – $76,584 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $71,732 Pay – 29%
    2007 – $55,672 Pay – (12%)
    2006 – $63,277 Pay – (9%)
    2005 – $69,832 Pay – 12%
    2004 – $62,177 Pay – 21%
    2003 – $51,500 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $48,230 Pay – 10%
    2001 – $43,694 Pay – (5%)
    2000 – $45,796 Pay

    Jason A Myhre
    2014 – $67,639 Pay – 8% Pay Hike – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $62,787 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $61,951 Pay – 5% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $59,085 Pay – 7%
    2010 – $55,408 Pay – 5% – Geometry Teacher
    2009 – $53,012 Pay – 11%
    2008 – $47,636 Pay – 9% – Basic and/or General Math Teacher
    2007 – $43,645 Pay – 12%
    2006 – $38,943 Pay – 124%
    2005 – $17,351 Pay

    Tricia M Mynes
    2014 – $82,174 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 15 Years Worked
    2013 – $78,937 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $78,448 Pay – 0% – English Teacher
    2011 – $78,060 Pay – 16%
    2010 – $67,369 Pay – (4%)
    2009 – $69,817 Pay – 11%
    2008 – $63,162 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $60,024 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $56,862 Pay – (2%)
    2005 – $58,203 Pay – 12%
    2004 – $51,820 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $47,267 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $43,097 Pay – 16%
    2001 – $37,018 Pay – 22%
    2000 – $30,333 Pay

  75. Here is a listing of the McHenry High School District 156 athletic events that have been cancelled or forfeited as a result of the teachers making the choice to strike.

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    Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

    Golf Boys Varsity Championships – Cancelled – Prairie Ridge @ Prairie Isle Country Club – FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
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    Friday, Oct 2, 2015

    Time Event Details

    5:00pm Football: Sophomore Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field
    FORFEIT

    7:15pm Football: Varsity Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field
    FORFEIT

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
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    Saturday, Oct 3, 2015

    Time Event Details

    08:00am Golf:Boys JV Invitational (Cancelled) Cary Grove @ Foxford Hills Golf Club
    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE JV INVITE

    08:00am Volleyball: Sophomore Tournament (Cancelled) TBA vs. Grayslake Central @ Grayslake Central High School

    08:30am Volleyball: Varsity Invitational (Cancelled) Lake Forest @ Lake Forest High School

    09:00am Football: Freshman A Game Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School
    FORFEIT

    10:15am Swimming:Girls Varsity Invitational (Cancelled) Jefferson @ Jefferson High School

    10:30am Cross Country:Girls Varsity Invitational (Cancelled) Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    10:30am Football: Freshman B Game Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School
    FORFEIT

    10:30am Soccer:Boys JV Game (Cancelled) Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    10:30am Soccer:Boys Freshman Game (Cancelled) Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    11:15am Cross Country:Boys Varsity Invitational (Cancelled) Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    12:00pm Golf:Girls Varsity Invitational (Cancelled) Warren @ Bittersweet Golf Club

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
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    Monday, Oct 5, 2015

    Time Event Details

    4:30pm Football: JV Game (Cancelled) Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi

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    Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

    Time Event Details

    4:30pm Cross Country:Girls Varsity Game (Cancelled) Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    4:30pm Cross Country:Girls Frosh-Soph Game (Cancelled) Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    4:30pm Cross Country:Boys Varsity Game (Cancelled) Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    4:30pm Cross Country:Boys Frosh-Soph Game (Cancelled)

    4:30pm Tennis:Girls Frosh-Soph Game (Cancelled)

    4:30pm Tennis:Girls Varsity Game (Cancelled) vs. Elgin Larkin @ McHenry High School – West Tennis Court

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
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    Summary:

    In the period Wednesday September 30, 2015 – Tuesday October 6, 2015, there were 19 cancelled athletic events and 16 reschduled events.

    Do the coaches lose any portion of their stipends as a result of the cancellations?

    Or do only the students and parents suffer.

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    Strike days so far:

    Thursday October 1, 2015
    Friday October 2, 2015
    Saturday October 3, 2015
    Sunday October 4, 2015
    Monday October 5, 2015
    Tuesday October 6, 2015.
    Wednesday October 7, 2015

    October 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7 were scheduled attendance days for students and teachers prior to the strike announcement.

    Thus October 7, 2015 is the 5th attendance day of the McHenry CHSD 156 teacher strike.

    The school calendar will be extended 1 week in the spring to make up the difference?

  76. Consider the disadvantage of the school board when negotiating with the teachers.

    Some board members (or all or none depending on the school district) have day jobs, a career outside the school district.

    So as an example such a board member may work an 8 hour day plus commute to work, from work to the school district to negotiate, commute from school district to home.

    That is without a strike.

    With a strike, the board member commute remains, but the teachers get an few extra advantages.

    1. Since teachers are not working, so they are fresher for negotiations.

    2. The teachers on the negotiating team may or may not be walking the picket line, which may or may not be emotional for them, but definitely is not intellectually strenuous.

    3. The strike creates added pressure from parents, the children, and community asking the board members to settle the strike.

    4. Notice the McHenry District 156 board posts the email addresses of board members.

    5. But what about the names and email addresses of those on the teacher negotiating committee. That information could be obtained by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to the school district, or probably by just asking a board member by email.

    Really the public should be presented with the names, title, and role of everyone on the negotiating committee.

    Often the board has outside legal counsel, and the union typically has someone employed by the union on the negotiating committee, as the union has a staff of full time professional negotiators.

    The McHenry District 156 teacher union is part of the IEA teacher union and in IEA Region 23.

    Each IEA region has one or more UniServ Directors.

    The current IEA UniServ Director for Region 23 is Yvonne Borel Tovar.

    Ms. Tovar is an employee of the IEA teacher union (not the school district).

    She is new to that position as of July 2015 or so, preceded by Rick Lathrop, who wasn’t in that position for more than a year or two, he was preceded by Donna Masterson.

    UniServ Directors typically or always serve a UniServ apprenticeship, as was the case with Ms. Tovar.

    Ms. Tovar was prevoiusly the President of the Huntley Education Support Personnel Association, which is the union for Huntley District 158 support staff; she was employed by the school district as a bus driver.

  77. As an example of sacrifice of unpaid time spent to serve the community by school board members:

    “McHenry High School District 156 teachers will continue to strike again Wednesday after another marathon 12-hour negotiation session didn’t come to a deal.”

    Chicago Press Release
    October 7, 2015
    http://chicagopressrelease.com/news/mchenry-teachers-strike-to-continue-wednesday

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    That was Monday October 5th negotiation session?

    or was it Tuesday October 6th negotiating session?

    Irregardless, ….

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    School board members are truly public servants, serving without pay to serve the community.

    Teachers are not servants, they are paid public sector employees.

  78. This is a well written article that drives home the point of how teacher strikes hurts kids and all parents.

    High School golf is an expensive sport for most families as it involves green fees during and outside the high school season.

    The strike has prevented the McHenry boys high school golf team seniors from playing in what would have been the final event of their high school career assuming they did not move on to the next round.

    Northwest Herald
    Styf: Time to stop hurting McHenry students with teachers’ union strike
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:07 p.m. CDT
    By Jon Styf
    jstyf@shawmedia.com
    https://nwherald.shawcms.com/2015/10/06/styf-time-to-stop-hurting-mchenry-students-with-teachers-union-strike/a5uey1k/?page=1

    The Northwest Herald and all the press needs to spend more time on school district finances and less time on teacher appreciation articles so the public is better educated on school district and public education finance and unfunded liabilities and bonds.

    Teacher appreciation articles are fine, but level the playing field by having an equal number of articles about funding the teachers whom are appreciated.

    Right now it’s not a level playing field.

  79. Fox Valley Conference

    This is the Illinois High School Athletic (IHSA) conference to which McHenry High School District 156 belongs.

    Cancellations only (there are additional rescheduled events).

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Time – Event – Details

    TBD Golf:Girls Varsity Regionals (Cancelled) TBA @ TBA

    4:30pm Soccer:Boys Freshman Game (Cancelled) Jacobs @ Jacobs High School

    4:30pm Soccer:Boys Varsity Game (Cancelled) Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

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    Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

    4:30pm Swimming:Girls Varsity Game (Cancelled) vs. Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

    4:30pm Swimming:Girls JV Game (Cancelled) vs. Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

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    This illustrates the ripple effect of the teachers strike.

    The strike harms not only McHenry high school athletes, but the families of athletes, other relatives and friends of athletes who attend the games, the referees, and others involved in a high school athletic event.

    And Rescheduling athletic events is a real time consuming and coordination hassle in finding an appropriate date which is agreed upon by the powers that be and then crossing off the scheduled event on the calendar and replacing it with the rescheduled event, which can be a big deal for some families due to conflicts in work and family schedules; buses must be cancelled and rescheduled; referees need to be cancelled and rescheduled; maybe another event needs to be bumped and rescheduled to accommodate the rescheduled event; and the list goes on.

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    For the period Thursday October 1, 2015 – Thursday October 8, 2015:

    The tally is 26 cancelled or forfeited athletic events by McHenry High School District 156 due to the teachers deciding to strike (previous tally was undercounted by the way).

    And an additional 26 rescheduled or postponed athletic events by McHenry High School District 156 due to the teachers deciding to strike.

  80. Here are the teacher strike videos of three teachers went on strike.

    Now we don’t know their exact reasons for going on strike.

    But they are supporting the strike with these videos and one of stated goals of the strike collectively by teachers is to achieve higher pay.

    And supporting the strike causes children to miss school and athletic events and uses kids as negotiating tools.

    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/warriorstrong

    Katherine M Freiberger
    2014 – $113,406 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 25 Years Worked
    2013 – $106,774 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $104,533 Pay – (2%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2011 – $106,539 Pay – (5%)
    2010 – $112,623 Pay – 15%
    2009 – $097,840 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $089,080 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $083,680 Pay – 8%
    2006 – $077,552 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $075,614 Pay – 7%
    2004 – $070,636 Pay – 8%
    2003 – $065,575 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $059,435 Pay – 4%
    2001 – $057,113 Pay

    Steven A Levon
    2014 – $58,613 Pay – 5% Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 Years Worked
    2013 – $55,777 Pay – 1%
    2012 – $55,037 Pay – 1% – Biology Teacher
    2011 – $54,601 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $51,555 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $48,549 Pay – (5%)
    2008 – $51,151 Pay – 22%
    2007 – $41,840 Pay – 10%
    2006 – $38,194 Pay – 7%
    2005 – $35,684 Pay – 6%
    2004 – $33,564 Pay

    Emma J Theel
    2014 – $78,215 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 14 Years Worked
    2013 – $75,537 Pay – (1%)
    2012 – $76,357 Pay – 3% – Resource/Consultative Teacher
    2011 – $74,357 Pay – 5%
    2010 – $70,726 Pay – 6%
    2009 – $66,529 Pay – 7%
    2008 – $62,255 Pay – 4%
    2007 – $60,000 Pay – 21%
    2006 – $49,415 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $47,531 Pay – 16%
    2004 – $41,071 Pay – 12%
    2003 – $36,558 Pay – 11%
    2002 – $32,862 Pay – 10%
    2001 – $29,776 Pay

  81. Now if they work a full career of 35 years of service, their starting pension is 75% of the average of the last 4 years worked.

    Now using that formula if they retired today here would be there starting pensions.

    They could not actually receive these pensions if they retired right now because the need to have more years of service and / or a higher minimum retirement age.

    But none the less this allows one to understand the pensions.

    The full career pension formula is 75% of the average of the last 4 years worked.

    Let’s assume no more raises until they retire.

    Thus the average of the last 4 years worked would be their last pay year (2014) listed above.

    Katherine M Freiberger
    $113,406 x .75 = $85,055

    Steven A Levon
    $58,613 x .75 = $43,960

    Emma J Theel
    $78,215 x .75 = $58,661

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Remember that’s an example.

    The real formula is 75% of the average of the last 4 years worked.

    Not 75% of the last year worked.

    The above formula was used to illustrate their starting pension if they received no more raises for their career.

    Which given the massive unfunded liability in their pension fund is a discussion that needs to take place.

    We need to control salaries to control pensions.

    The kids the teachers are educating will have to pay the teacher pensions through taxes if they choose to remain in Illinois as taxpayers.

  82. So that would be their starting pension if they receive no more raises until they retire.

    Those pensions increase by 3% annually in retirement in what is known as a cost of living allowance (COLA) increase.

    And that COLA is compounded meaning the COLA increase goes into next years COLA hike calculation.

    $58,661 x 1.03 = $60,420.
    $60,420 x 1.03 = $62,232.
    etc.

    Non compounded would be a flat increase every year of:
    $58,661 x .03 = $1,760.

    Obviously inflation eats away over time at the spending power of a flat $1,760 hike every year.

    On the other hand the 3% compounded results in the pension growing faster than inflation during low inflation years like we have been having which is a major problem for long term sustainability of the pension fund.

    The COLA should have been renegotiated years ago during these low inflation years.

  83. Here is an update on the McHenry High School District 156 website and Facebook page from 2 hours ago.

    McHenry Community High School District #156

    Negotiations Update

    October 7, 2015

    At this time, no agreement has been reached between the Board of Education and the Teachers’ Association.

    However, negotiations are continuing.

    The Homecoming Dance has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

    Other major Homecoming activities continue to be reviewed for rescheduling.

    Other athletic events are being rescheduled, and the athletic calendar is continually updated on the website.

    As soon as school resumes, the administrative team will meet with student leadership groups to gain input regarding the revision of the school calendar and missed activities.

    A priority will be to communicate the new calendar that includes make-up days as quickly as possible to the community.

    https://www.facebook.com/McHenryCommHighSchoolDist156/posts/625881987553612

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    To clarify that statement, some athletic events have been cancelled and cannot be rescheduled.

    For instance only because of the teachers deciding to strike, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 the McHenry High School District 156 Boys Varsity Golf team was forced to cancel their participation in the Fox Valley Conference Golf Championship that was held at the Prairie Isle Golf Course in Prairie Grove, Illinois.

    The boys golf team could not participate because state rules prohibit them from participating in an IHSA event during a teacher strike.

    And if they could have participated somehow let’s hear that story.

    The state has so many public education rules and exceptions it’s impossible to keep up with them all.

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org

    The McHenry High School Teachers chose to punish the McHenry High School varsity golfers to achieve their objective of higher teacher pay.

    Current McHenry High School teacher pay and pensions are listed above and more will be added.

  84. The McHenry High School Teachers Union has a Facebook page and a website.

    https://www.facebook.com/District156Teachers

    http://www.district156teachers.org

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ABC 7 Eyewitness News
    Majority of McHenry high schools’ homecoming week canceled due to teachers strike
    by Jade Hernandez
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 07:44AM

    “Teachers did not reach a deal with McHenry District 156 after nearly nine hours of negotiations overnight.

    The most recent round of contract talks began around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and finished just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.”

    http://abc7chicago.com/education/no-deal-yet-in-mchenry-district-156;-no-school-wednesday/1020918

    ++++++++++++++++++

    7:30PM – 4AM?

    That is ridiculous and unhealthy.

    Do any of the board members have a day job?

    So if someone negotiates until 4AM and has a day job, what are they supposed to do?

    Come in late?

    Call in sick?

    Take the next day off?

    Just sleep a few hours?

    Very few people can function on 4 hours of sleep or so.

    There should be rules in place to protect the volunteer unpaid board members during these negotiations.

    It’s not to the taxpayers advantage to allow that to happen.

    Negotiate until midnight then call it a day.

    Change the strike rules.

    The strike rules are to the advantage of the union.

    The strike rules must change.

  85. Classes canceled again in McHenry as teachers strike continues

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30AM

    by WGN Web Desk

    “Nearly 400 people packed the school board meeting Monday [October 5, 2015] night to get an update on the contract talks.”

    http://wgntv.com/2015/10/06/classes-canceled-again-in-mchenry-as-teachers-strike-continues

    +++++++++++++++++++

    400 people.

    Maybe some are wondering why the teaches choose to strike, locking the kids out of the schools, when McHenry County having some of the highest property taxes in the United States.

  86. Why no message on the school district website that classes are cancelled for Thursday October 8, 2015, despite the above media reports that negotiations will not resume until Thursday evening.

    http://www.dist156.org

  87. CBS Chicago Channel 2

    McHenry High School Teachers’ Strike Enters Day 4

    Tuesday October 6, 2015

    by Mike Krauser

    “Parent Kimberly Qualls said teachers need to be paid more, and she wonders if the school board members seriously consider the impact the situation has on students.

    ‘After all, none of you have students in the district, so this strike is no sweat off your back.

    Your children are not affected.

    A less quality teaching staff doesn’t affect you, but it affects me,’ Qualls said.”

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/10/06/mchenry-high-school-teachers-strike-enters-day-4

    ++++++++++++++++++

    ABC 7 Eyewitness News
    No school in McHenry Monday, Tuesday as teachers strike continues
    By Sarah Schulte and Eric Horng
    Monday, October 05, 2015 10:33PM

    “I often find myself wondering if student growth is ever on the minds of board members.

    After all, none of you have students in the district, so this strike is no sweat off your back,” said Kim Qualls, a McHenry resident.

    http://abc7chicago.com/education/no-school-in-mchenry-district-156-monday-tuesday/1016993/
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Kimberly Qualls is President of the McHenry Elementary School District 15 school board.

    http://www.d15.org/District/Department/48-Board-of-Education

    http://www.d15.org > Board of Education

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Kimberly Qualls is the Principal of Alden-Hebron Elementary School

    http://alden-hebron.org/our-schools/alden-hebron-elementary-school

    http://www.alden-hebron.org > Schools > Alden-Hebron Elementary School

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Open the Books > Widget

    Alden Hebron School District 19

    Kimberly S Qualls

    2014 – $77,764
    2013 – $75,670
    2012 – $74,216
    2011 – $74,190
    2010 – $76,945
    2009 – $57,205
    2008 – $54,873
    2007 – $51,333
    2006 – $49,555
    2005 – $45,286
    2004 – $39,702
    2003 – $35,907
    2002 – $33,935
    2001 – $32,987
    2000 – $31,350

    http://www.openthebooks.com/widget

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Kimberly’s husband Darnell Qualls was an unsuccessful candidate for the McHenry High School District 156 school board.

    http://www.nwherald.com/2011/04/05/3-in-a-row-march-to-victory-in-district-156/axawzry

  88. Doesn’t the law require the school district to post notification of the negotiations meeting and an agenda 48 hours prior to the meeting?

    Or is it 24 hours?

    Or are there some exceptions for teacher union negotiations?

    Better Government Association or Citizens Advocacy Center would probably have the answers.

  89. The teacher union twitter feed reported at about 1:30PM today the next negotiating session between the Board and the McHenry High School District 156 teacher union will occur on Thursday night October 8, 2015 at 7:30 at the Board of Education office.

    https://twitter.com/McHenryTeachers
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The Board offices are at the Robert O. Swartzloff Center for Educational Services, 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry

    http://www.dist156.org > Board of Education
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Doesn’t the law require the school district to post notification of the negotiations meeting and an agenda 48 hours prior to the meeting?

    Or is it 24 hours?

    Or are there some exceptions for teacher union negotiations?

    Better Government Association or Citizens Advocacy Center would probably have the answers.

  90. The McHenry CHSD 156 website has been updated.

    “Schools are Closed – Thursday, October 8, 2015.”

    http://www.dist156.org

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Tomorrow will the be day 6 of the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    Day 1 Thursday October 1, 2015
    Day 2 Friday October 2, 2015
    Day 3 Monday October 5, 2015
    Day 4 Tuesday October 6, 2015
    Day 5 Wednesday October 7, 2015
    Day 6 Thursday October 8, 2015

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    A teacher strike is where teachers use kids as instruments of negotiation and schedule strikes at key moments in the school year such as during conference championships, homecoming week, etc.

  91. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Vince A Neil
    2003 – $37,395 Pay – 1 year worked – History Teacher

    James M Nelson
    2014 – $69,268 Pay – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 10 Years Worked
    2013 – $66,911 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $66,667 Pay – (1%) – Graphic Design / Commercial Art Teacher
    2011 – $67,174 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $63,443 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $59,400 Pay – (4%)
    2008 – $61,936 Pay – 13%
    2007 – $54,980 Pay – (5%)
    2006 – $57,995 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $55,629 Pay

    Kelleen A Nicholas
    2011 – $45,758 Pay – 11% Pay Hike – 7 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2010 – $41,319 Pay – 7% Pay Hike
    2009 – $38,784

    Erin M Nieman
    2009 – $55,211 Pay – 15% Pay Hike
    2008 – $48,118 Pay
    2002 – $370 Pay

    Robert A Niemic
    2014 – $66,395 Pay – (4%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $68,985 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $67,353 Pay – (4%) – US History Teacher
    2011 – $69,993 Pay – 11%
    2010 – $62,782 Pay – (3%)
    2009 – $64,574 Pay – 15%
    2008 – $56,245 Pay – 21%
    2007 – $46,327 Pay

    Mike J Noll (Mikael J Noll)
    2004 – $89,063 Pay – 12% Pay Hike – 18 Years Worked – Student Dean
    2003 – $79,609 Pay – 16%
    2002 – $68,565 Pay – 0% – History Teacher
    2001 – $68,675 Pay – 5%
    2000 – $65,581 Pay

    Gina M Nomikoudis
    2014 – $57,157 Pay – (11%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 Years Worked
    2013 – $63,891 Pay – 16%
    2012 – $55,066 Pay – English Teacher

    Michael D Novell
    2015 – $38,237 Pension
    2014 – $37,123 Pension
    2013 – $36,042 Pension
    2012 – $30,284 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 25 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $64,545 to the pension fund which is 4.7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,364,727.
    Total pension paid to date is $268,234.
    2000 – $57,419 Pay

    William R Noyes
    2015 – $80,545 Pension
    2014 – $78,199 Pension
    2013 – $75,921 Pension
    2012 – $73,710 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 35 Years of Service at age 58.
    Member contributed $117,150 to the pension fund which is 4.8% of the estimate lifetime pension payout of $2,416,748.
    Total pension paid to date is $663,967.
    2005 – $102,508 Pay – 23$ Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Manufacturing Teacher
    2004 – $083,461 Pay – 17%
    2003 – $071,524 Pay – 3% – Precision Metal Worker Teacher
    2002 – $069,240 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $067,158 Pay – 5%
    2000 – $063,841 Pay

    Camron J Nystrom
    2011 – $72,206 Pay – 22% Pay Hike or Decrease – 6 Years Worked – Chemistry Teacher
    2010 – $59,386 Pay – (5%)
    2009 – $62,511 Pay – 15%
    2008 – $54,161 Pay – 11% – Biology Teacher
    2007 – $48,596 Pay – 13%
    2006 – $43,075 Pay

  92. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Alan M Olsen
    2015 – $14,308 Pension
    2014 – $13,891 Pension
    2013 – $13,487 Pension
    2012 – $13,094 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 10 years worked.

    Kyle P Owens
    2014 – $61,612 Pay – 5% Pay Hike – 6 Years Worked
    2013 – $58,608 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $57,192 Pay – 5% – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $54,546 Pay – 8%
    2010 – $50,601 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $47,464 Pay

    Megan N Owens
    2007 – $51,169 Pay – 9% Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked – Biology Teacher
    2006 – $47,036 Pay – (3%)
    2005 – $48,655 Pay – 22%
    2004 – $39,742

  93. Daily Herald

    October 8, 2015

    Strike leads to more McHenry football forfeit losses

    By Bob Susnjara

    “McHenry Community High School will forfeit Friday’s scheduled homecoming football games due to a teachers strike.”

    “In addition to the forfeit losses for the football squads, District 156 announced Saturday’s homecoming dance will be rescheduled.”

    http://football.dailyherald.com/article/20151008/sports/151008927

    +++++++++++++++

    That would be Friday October 9, 2015 and Saturday October 10, 2015.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    The teachers continue to use the high school kids as negotiating pawns.

    The kids are unable to attend these events because the teachers chose to go on strike.

    The teachers are not required to go on strike to negotiate a teacher contract.

    The teachers choose to go on strike to gain a negotiating advantage.

    There is no good reason for these teachers to be on strike right now.

    Teachers in McHenry High School District 156 are well compensated and their compensation includes an unaffordable Rolls Royce pension plan.

    The taxpayers elected school board members to negotiate with the teachers.

    The teachers did not like the school board offer.

    The teachers are using hardball negotiating tactics to fight the taxpayer elected school board, and the result is unnecessary anguish that includes punishing high school athletes by forcing them to miss athletic events.

    Homecoming is a seminal moment in the lives of many high school children for generations.

    The teachers ruined this homecoming unnecessarily.

  94. Continuing the McHenry High School District 156 Teacher Strike Athletic Event Cancellation & Forfeit Tracker.

    Fox Valley Conference (high school athletic conference)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    5:00pm Football: Sophomore Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    7:15pm Football: Varsity Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    09:00am – Football: Freshman A Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    10:30am – Football: Freshman B Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    4:00pm – Swimming:Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Woodstock vs. Woodstock North @ Woodstock North High School

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    4:00pm – Tennis:Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Woodstock @ Woodstock High School

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The tally is 32 cancelled or forfeited athletic events by McHenry High School District 156 due to the teachers deciding to strike.

    And 28 rescheduled or postponed athletic events by McHenry High School District 156 due to the teachers deciding to go on strike.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    The McHenry High School District 156 Teacher Strike of 2015 continues.

    Today is the 6th day of missed classes for students and teachers in McHenry High School District 156.

    The students suffer more than the teachers during a strike.

    The teachers receive retroactive pay after a teacher strike is settled.

    The coaches don’t lose any stipends due to the strike.

    The stipends are flat not per event.

    The students miss cancelled and forfeited athletic events, gone forever, not to be rescheduled.

  95. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Tim M Paddock
    2014 – $118,359 Pay – 8% Pay Hike or Decrease – 22 Years Worked
    2013 – $109,411 Pay – 3%
    2012 – $105,750 Pay – (3%) – Driver Education Teacher
    2011 – $108,468 Pay – 4%
    2010 – $104,053 Pay – 0%
    2009 – $103,610 Pay – 14%
    2008 – $090,861 Pay – 18%
    2007 – $077,226 Pay – 11%
    2006 – $069,706 Pay – 16%
    2005 – $060,181 Pay

    Danielle R Parker
    2014 – $50,964 Pay – 0% Pay Hike or decrease
    2013 – $50,969 Pay – 14%
    2012 – $44,874 Pay

    Jennifer L Parks
    2009 – $57,209 Pay – 9% Pay Hike – 7 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2008 – $52,386 Pay – 7%
    2007 – $48,795 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $45,423 Pay – 12%
    2005 – $40,680 Pay – 9%
    2004 – $37,355 Pay – 9%
    2003 – $34,250 Pay

    Ronald A Parks Pension
    2015 – $80,131
    2014 – $77,797
    2013 – $75,531
    2012 – $73,331
    Retired in 2010 with 35 Years of Service at age 61.
    Member contributed $156,166 to the pension fund which is 6.6% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,358,073.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $345,428

    Ronald A Parks Pay
    2010 – $101,588 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 34 Years Worked – Chemistry Teacher
    2009 – $095,838 Pay – 6%
    2008 – $090,413 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $085,295 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $080,467 Pay – 2%
    2005 – $078,926 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $075,429 Pay – 6%
    2003 – $071,431 Pay – 4%
    2002 – $068,844 Pay – 2%
    2001 – $067,490 Pay – 5%
    2000 – $064,281 Pay

    Elvin J Partenheimer pension
    2015 – $73,649
    2014 – $71,503
    2013 – $69,421
    2012 – $67,399
    Retired in 1993 with 38 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $70,000 to the pension fund which is 4.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,725,782.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $1,161,452.

    Kurt E Pearson
    2014 – $119,071 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 29 Years Worked
    2013 – $112,331 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $105,973 Pay – 0% – Librarian / Media Specialist
    2011 – $105,973 Pay – 3%
    2010 – $102,468 Pay – 3%
    2009 – $099,174 Pay – 4%
    2008 – $095,393 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $090,438 Pay – 5%
    2006 – $086,499 Pay – 8% – English Teacher
    2005 – $080,018 Pay – 10%
    2004 – $073,060 Pay – 10%
    2003 – $066,143 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $061,661 Pay – 6%
    2001 – $058,018 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $055,901 Pay

    Lauren E Penny
    2014 – $42,659 Pay

    Howard L Perlow
    2014 – $71,342 Pay – 3% – 14 Years Worked
    2013 – $69,111 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $67,984 Pay – 0% – World History Teacher
    2011 – $68,237 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $64,515 Pay – 2136%
    2009 – $02,885 Pay – (95%)
    2008 – $58,013 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $54,975 Pay – 12%
    2006 – $49,107 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $47,169 Pay – 13%
    2004 – $41,585 Pay – 12%
    2003 – $37,183 Pay – 6%
    2002 – $35,187 Pay – 7%
    2001 – $32,936 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $31,590

    Maryjane Peters pension
    2012 – $68,197
    Retired in 1994 with 38 Years of Service.

    Marie A Petrakovitz
    2001 – $42,221 Pay – 11% Pay Hike
    2000 – $38,135 Pay

    Pamela A Pettit pension
    2015 – $70,887
    2014 – $70,887
    2013 – $70,887
    2014 – $70,887
    Retired in 2009 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $127,748 to the pension fund which is 4.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,842,635.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $402,262.

    Pamela A Pettit pay
    2009 – $102,920 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked 2008 – $097,094 Pay – 6%
    2008 –
    2007 – $091,635 Pay – 6% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2006 – $086,413 Pay – 2%
    2005 – $084,695 Pay – 4%
    2004 – $081,197 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $076,977 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $073,639 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $071,344 Pay – 0%
    2000 – $071,108 Pay

    Brian A Phelan
    2005 – $02,207 Pay – (96%) Pay Hike or Decrease
    2004 – $50,411 Pay – 8% – 6 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2003 – $46,744 Pay – 10%
    2002 – $42,337 Pay

    Victoria J Piekarski
    2014 – $171,668 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 34 Years Worked – Director
    2013 – $161,951 Pay – 6%
    2012 – $152,784 Pay – 6%
    2011 – $144,136 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $132,658 Pay – 18%
    2009 – $112,486 Pay – 4%
    2008 – $108,040 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $102,843 Pay – 5%
    2006 – $097,631 Pay – 5%
    2005 – $092,582 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $088,310 Pay – 18%
    2003 – $074,695 Pay – 5%
    2002 – $071,000 Pay – 8%
    2001 – $065,530 Pay – 6%
    2000 – $062,067 Pay

    Ryan M Pillow
    2010 – $12,798 Pay – Part time (20%) – 1 Year Worked – Physical Education Teacher

    Charles J Pinshower pension
    2015 – $80,328
    2014 – $77,989
    2013 – $75,717
    2012 – $73,512
    Retired in 2009 with 32 Years of Service at age 60.
    Member contributed $156,267 to the pension fund which is 6.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,431,268.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is 413,675.

    Charles J Pinshower pay
    2009 – $105,363 Pay – 6% Pay Hike – 29 Years Worked – Social Worker
    2008 – $099,398 Pay – 6%
    2007 – $093,772 Pay – 6%
    2006 – $088,464 Pay – 3%
    2005 – $085,913 Pay – 5%
    2004 – $081,564 Pay – 2%
    2003 – $079,639 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $074,605 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $072,325 Pay – 3%
    2000 – $069,949 Pay

    Wilnis Platacis pension
    2015 – $79,655
    2014 – $77,335
    2013 – $75,082
    2012 – $72,895
    Retired in 2005 with 34 Years of Service at age 58.
    Member contributed $111,188 to the pension fund which is 4.7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,385,869.
    Total pension paid to date is $652,452.

    Wilnis Platacis pay
    2005 – $101,999 – 23% – 32 Years Worked – Earth / Space Science Teacher
    2004 – $083,010 – 18%
    2003 – $070,564 – 3%
    2002 – $068,276 – 3%
    2001 – $066,315 – 3%
    2000 – $064,539

    Emily A Plunkett pay
    2012 – $42,737 – (24%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 4 Years Worked – French Teacher
    2011 – $55,880 – 19%
    2010 – $46,992 – 7%
    2009 – $43,812

    Michelle L Pokrywka pay
    2014 – $29,005 – (10%) Pay Hike or Decrease –
    2013 – $32,329 – (9%)
    2012 – $35,555 – (3%)
    2011 – $36,784 – 1%
    2010 – $36,416 – 9%
    2009 – $33,436 – (14%)
    2008 – $38,909 – 79%
    2007 – $21,706 – 29%
    2006 – $16,774 – (23%)
    2005 – $21,894 138%
    2004 – $09,204 – (60%)
    2003 – $22,969 – 186%
    2002 – $08,028 – (33%)
    2001 – $11,970 – (45%)
    2000 – $21,717

    Carolyn A Pollock pay
    2014 – $85,013 – 8% Pay Hike or Decrease – 34 Years Worked
    2013 – $79,002 – 2%
    2012 – $77,528 – 0% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $77,544 – 2%
    2010 – $75,865 – 4%
    2009 – $72,908 – 3%
    2008 – $70,861 – 2%
    2007 – $69,427 – 4%
    2006 – $66,721 – 4%
    2005 – $64,363 – 4%
    2004 – $61,762 – 5%
    2003 – $58,645 – 3%
    2002 – $56,810 – 3%
    2001 – $55,107 – 5%
    2000 – $52,431

    Jennifer L Pondelicek pay
    2010 – $52,940 – 5 Years Worked – Reading Specialist

    Julia C Pontarelli pay
    2014 – $51,873 – 0% Pay Hike or Decrease
    2013 – $51,922 – 4%
    2012 – $49,900 – 0%
    2011 – $49,938

    Joseph W Pontrelli pay
    2007 – $49,441 – (4%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 3 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2006 – $51,572 – 41%
    2005 – $36,646

    Jennifer M Pope pay
    2003 – $29,931 – 1 Year Worked – Other Family & Consumer Sciences Occupations Teacher

    James R Popovich pay
    2014 – $120,804 – 5% Pay Hike or Decrease – 32 Years Worked – Psychologist
    2013 – $115,464 – 1%
    2012 – $113,773 – 4%
    2011 – $109,401 – (1%)
    2010 – $110,437 – 9%
    2009 – $101,708 – 5%
    2008 – $097,141 – 4%
    2007 – $093,559 – 4%
    2006 – $089,621 – (3%)
    2005 – $092,425 – 9%
    2004 – $085,099 – 6%
    2003 – $080,009 – 13%
    2002 – $070,818 – 4%
    2001 – $067,777 – 2%
    2000 – $066,420

    Drew P Potthoff pension
    2015 – $88,618
    2014 – $88,618
    2013 – $88,618
    2012 – $88,618
    Retired in 2011 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $160,048 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,734,045.
    Total pension paid to date is $317,548.

    Drew P Potthoff pay
    2011 – $128,676 – 6% Pay Hike – 32 Years Worked – Director
    2010 – $121,393 – 6%
    2009 – $114,521 – 6%
    2008 – $108,040 – 6%
    2007 – $102,165 – 6%
    2006 – $096,477 – 5%
    2005 – $092,215 – 4%
    2004 – $088,570

    Marsha L Potthoff pay
    2014 – $132,374 –

    Douglas M Primus pay
    2014 – $106,476 – 8% Pay Hike or Decrease – 20 Years Worked
    2013 – $098,804 – 4%
    2012 – $095,252 – (7%) – Technology Specialist
    2011 – $102,651 – 4%
    2010 – $098,396 – 6%
    2009 – $092,554 – 9%
    2008 – $085,187 – 4%
    2007 – $082,034 – 15%
    2006 – $071,410 – 4%
    2005 – $068,652 – 7%
    2004 – $064,379 – 4%
    2003 – $061,968 – 25%
    2002 – $049,719 – 7%
    2001 – $046,361 – 12%
    2000 – $041,397

    Brittany W Probst pay
    2013 – $46,873 – 2% Pay Hike – 5 Years Worked
    2012 – $45,988 – 2% – English Teacher
    2011 – $45,202 – 7%
    2010 – $42,165 – 9%
    2009 – $38,607

    Richard A Prosk pay
    2005 – $43,919 – 12% Pay Hike – 6 Years Worked – US History Teacher
    2004 – $39,236 – 7%
    2003 – $36,709

    Michael J Przybylski pay
    2014 – $116,812 – 17% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $100,049 – (2%)
    2012 – $102,116 – 7% – Assistant High School Principal
    2011 – $095,543 – (2%)
    2010 – $097,724 – 4%
    2009 – $094,230 – 4%
    2008 – $090,755 – 6%
    2007 – $085,787 – 7%
    2006 – $080,043 – 6%
    2005 – $075,300 – 15%
    2004 – $065,235

    Scott R Puck pay
    2003 – $46,834 – 8% Pay Hike – 8 Years Worked – Health Education Teacher
    2002 – $43,481

  96. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Peggy G Quick pension
    Retired in 1994 with 38 Years of Service at age 57.
    Member contributed $71,854 to the pension fund which is 4.0% of the estimate lifetime pension payout of $1,813,219.
    Total pension paid out to date is $1,207,112.
    2015 – $79,101 Pension
    2014 – $76,797 Pension
    2013 – $74,560 Pension
    2012 – $72,389 Pension

    Michael P Quinnett
    2014 – $115,495 – (1%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 26 Years of Service
    2013 – $117,251 – 8%
    2012 – $108,731 – (3%) – Chemistry Teacher
    2011 – $111,969 – 5%
    2010 – $107,036 – 5%
    2009 – $101,998 – (7%)
    2008 – $109,560 – 19%
    2007 – $092,368 – (5%)
    2006 – $097,701 – 5%
    2005 – $092,850 – 26%
    2004 – $073,805 – 4%
    2003 – $070,874 – 0%
    2002 – $071,187 – 8%
    2001 – $066,188 – 8%
    2000 – $061,150

    ++++++++++++++

    Sources:
    ISBE TSR
    Open the Books Widget
    Taxpayers United of America

  97. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Richard M Rabbitt pension
    2015 – $56,884
    2014 – $55,227
    2013 – $53,619
    2012 – $52,057
    Retired in 1986 with 35 Years of Service at age 61.
    Employee contributed $45,415 to the pension fund which is 4.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,076,943.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $1,076,943

    Brent L Raby salary
    2014 – $141,686 – 21% Pay Hike – 13 Years Worked
    2013 – $117,088 – 2%
    2012 – $114,737 – 2% – Director
    2011 – $112,404 – 6%
    2010 – $106,029 – 25%
    2009 – $085,000 – 52%
    2007 – $056,025 – 14%
    2006 – $049,073 – 14%
    2005 – $043,208 – 1%
    2004 – $042,887 – 30%
    2003 – $033,114

    Lisa U Rands salary
    2014 – $68,987 – 7% Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked
    2013 – $64,428 – 2%
    2012 – $63,322 – (1%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $63,675 – 10%
    2010 – $58,063

    Jerald R Rankin pension
    2015 – $69,278 Pension
    2014 – $67,260 Pension
    2013 – $65,301 Pension
    2012 – $63,399 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 29 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $151,223 to the pension fund which is 7.0% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,164,211.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $656,614.

    Jerald R Rankin salary
    2003 – $84,435 – 8% Pay Hike – 26 Years Worked – Dean
    2002 – $78,052 – 3%
    2001 – $75,766 – 3%
    2000 – $73,767

    John M Reagan salary
    2006 – $54,710 – 1 Year Worked – World History Teacher

    Linda F Ribskis pension
    2015 – $58,393 Pension
    Retired in 2014 with 25 Years of Service at age 60.
    Member contributed $147,145 to the pension fund which is 7.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,049,663.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is 39,400.

    Linda F Ribskis salary
    2014 – $112,609 – 5% Salary Hike – 21 Years Worked
    2013 – $106,811 – 4%
    2012 – $102,329 – 6% – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $096,536 – 6%
    2010 – $091,072 – 7%
    2009 – $084,796 – 10%
    2008 – $077,163 – 9%
    2007 – $070,992 – 6%
    2006 – $067,248 – 8%
    2005 – $062,293 – 6%
    2004 – $058,643 – 8%
    2003 – $054,514 – 9%
    2002 – $049,960 – 3%
    2001 – $048,393 – 76%
    2000 – $027,562

    Joan E Richter salary
    2014 – $108,000 – 5% Pay Hike – 16 Years Worked
    2013 – $102,434 – 3%
    2012 – $099,807 – 0% – Guidance Counselor
    2011 – $099,935 – 5%
    2010 – $095,459 – 7%
    2009 – $089,608 – 6%
    2008 – $084,504 – 6%
    2007 – $079,619 – 7%
    2006 – $074,204 – 5%
    2005 – $070,471 – 7%
    2004 – $065,583 – 8%
    2003 – $060,833 – 7%
    2002 – $057,052 – 8%
    2001 – $052,755 – 8%
    2000 – $048,743

    Robert B Ridley salary
    2014 – $46,912

    Karen S Riser pension
    2015 – $2,633 Pension
    2014 – $2,556 Pension
    2013 – $2,482 Pension
    2012 – $2,409 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 6 Years of Service.

    Michael L Roberts salary
    2014 – $152,882 – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 32 Years Worked
    2013 – $144,228 – 6%
    2012 – $136,064 – 0%
    2011 – $136,064 – 6%
    2010 – $128,821 – 24%
    2009 – $103,663 – -1%
    2008 – $104,875 – 6%
    2007 – $099,044 – 12%
    2006 – $088,775 – 2%
    2005 – $087,136 – 7%
    2004 – $081,138 – 10%
    2003 – $073,455 – 18%
    2002 – $062,412 – 7%
    2001 – $058,500 – 6%
    2000 – $055,212 – 0

    Robin R Roberts salary
    2001 – $35,489

    Virginia M Robinson
    2000 – $29,852

    Brian R Rockweiler
    2014 – $80,975 – 4% Pay Hike – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $77,932 – 0%
    2012 – $77,734 – 0% – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $77,613 – 8%
    2010 – $71,827 – 4%
    2009 – $69,202 – 3%
    2008 – $67,217 – 0%
    2007 – $66,911 – 14%
    2006 – $58,603 – 8%
    2005 – $54,513 – 9%
    2004 – $50,159 – 11%
    2003 – $45,363 – 8%
    2002 – $41,901

    Victoria A Rogers
    2014 – $89,137 – 3% Pay Hike
    2013 – $86,532 – 1%
    2012 – $85,614 – 1%
    2011 – $84,741 – 5%
    2010 – $80,638 – 5%
    2009 – $76,746 – 7%
    2008 – $71,440 – 0%
    2007 – $71,764 – 2%
    2006 – $70,164 – 16%
    2005 – $60,547 – 4%
    2004 – $58,121 – 22%
    2003 – $47,737 – 13%
    2002 – $42,371 – 8%
    2001 – $39,322 – 7%
    2000 – $36,825

    Melissa Romero Williams
    2011 – $47,315 – 1 Year Worked – Guidance Counselor

    Eugene A Rosio
    2013 – $65,293 Pension
    2012 – $63,391 Pension
    Retired in 1994 with 38 Years of Service at age 61.
    Member contributed $68,077 to the pension fund which is 5.7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,203,125.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $995,257.

    Scott N Rowe
    2008 – $52,161 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 3 Years Worked – World History Teacher
    2007 – $50,253 – 10%
    2006 – $45,596

    Tiffany E Ryan
    2014 – $67,783 – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 10 Years Worked
    2013 – $65,506 – 15%
    2012 – $56,757 – (8%) – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $61,895 – 7%
    2010 – $58,079 – 10%
    2009 – $52,761 – 9%
    2008 – $48,371 – (2%)
    2007 – $49,216 – 23%
    2006 – $40,088 – 3%
    2005 – $38,898

  98. Another article on Rolls Royce Teacher Pensions driving home the point of why it’s important to control salaries at the local school board level (hiked salaries result in hiked pensions).

    Wirepoints
    Meet Mr. and Ms. Average Firefighter & Teacher
    Retired at 58
    Cash Value of Pensions?
    About $3.5 Million
    – WP Original
    October 7, 2015
    http://www.wirepoints.com/meet-mr-and-ms-average-firefighter-teacher-retired-at-58-cash-value-of-pensions-about-3-5-million-wp-original

    Compare the article to the real life examples above and the additional examples that will follow as we examine actual pay and pensions in McHenry High School District 156.

    Mchenry CHSD 156 teachers are on their 6th strike day today (kids missed 6 days of school and athletic events) and one of the stated reasons is they want an additional $375K for salaries.

  99. The recent pay and pension history of teachers and administrators whose last names begin with A – R have been entered.

    S – Z still to come.

    Use the find feature in the internet browser to search by last name.

    If any are missing leave a comment.

    Exactly which teachers are underpaid and why?

    The teachers are claiming they need more taxpayer money to keep teaching salaries competitive, never mind we cannot afford their pensions and there is no plan to afford their pensions.

  100. The McHenry High School District 156 website states, “Schools are Closed – Friday, October 9, 2015.”

    Friday will be the 7th day that students have missed school because the teachers chose to go on strike and use the children to gain a negotiating advantage.

    Day 1 – Thursday October 1, 2015
    Day 2 – Friday October 2, 2015
    Day 3 – Monday October 5, 2015
    Day 4 – Tuesday October 6, 2015
    Day 5 – Wednesday October 7, 2015
    Day 6 – Thursday October 8, 2015
    Day 7 – Friday October 9, 2015

    http://www.dist156.org

  101. McHenry High School Athletic Strike Tracker

    Cancelled and Forfeited events due to the teachers decision to strike against parents and taxpayers, using the kids as negotiating pawns.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    1.
    09:00am – Golf Boys Varsity Championships (Cancelled) – Prairie Ridge @ Prairie Isle Country Club – FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    2.
    5:00pm Football Sophomore Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    3.
    7:15pm Football Varsity Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    4.
    08:00am Golf Boys JV Invitational – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove @ Foxford Hills Golf Club – FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE JV INVITE

    5.
    08:00am Volleyball Sophomore Tournament – (Cancelled) – TBA vs. Grayslake Central @ Grayslake Central High School

    6.
    08:30am – Volleyball Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Lake Forest @ Lake Forest High School

    7.
    09:00am – Football Freshman A Game – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School – FORFEIT

    8.
    10:15am – Swimming Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Jefferson @ Jefferson High School

    9.
    10:30am – Cross Country Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    10.
    10:30am – Football Freshman B Game – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School – FORFEIT

    11.
    10:30am – Soccer Boys JV Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    12.
    10:30am – Soccer Boys Freshman Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    13.
    11:15am – Cross Country Boys Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    14.
    12:00pm – Golf Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Warren @ Bittersweet Golf Club

    +++

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    15.
    4:30pm – Football JV Game – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School

    +++

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    16.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    17.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    18.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Boys Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    19.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Boys Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    20.
    4:30pm – Tennis Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Elgin Larkin @ Elgin Larkin High School

    21.
    4:30pm – Tennis Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – vs. Elgin Larkin @ McHenry High School – West Tennis Courts

    ++++

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    22.
    TBD – Golf Girls Varsity Regionals – (Cancelled) – TBA @ TBA

    23.
    4:30pm – Soccer Boys Freshman Game – (Cancelled) – Jacobs @ Jacobs High School

    24.
    4:30pm – Soccer Boys Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    25.
    4:30pm – Swimming Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – vs. Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

    26.
    4:30pm – Swimming Girls JV Game – (Cancelled) – vs. Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

    +++

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    27.
    TBD – Tennis Girls Varsity Championships – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee Crown, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hampshire, Huntley, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Woodstock North vs. Grayslake Central @ DISTRICT 155 TENNIS COURTS

    28.
    5:00pm – Football Sophomore Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    29.
    7:15pm – Football Varsity Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    +++

    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    30.
    TBD – Tennis Girls Varsity Championships – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee Crown, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hampshire, Huntley, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Woodstock North vs. Grayslake Central @ DISTRICT 155 TENNIS COURTS

    31.
    09:00am – Football Freshman A Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    32.
    10:30am – Football Freshman B Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    +++

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    33.
    4:00pm – Swimming Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Woodstock vs. Woodstock North @ Woodstock North High School

    +++

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    34.
    4:00pm – Tennis Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Woodstock @ Woodstock High School

    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    That is 34 cancelled and forfeited events to date in the following sports:

    Cross Country, boys and girls
    Football
    Golf, boys and girls
    Soccer, boys
    Swimming, girls
    Tennis, girls
    Volleyball, girls

    ++++++++++++++++++

  102. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Carrie A Sabatka
    2010 – $71,741 Pay – 7% Pay Hike or Decrease – 15 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2009 – $67,069 Pay – 70%
    2008 – $39,417 Pay – 223% (Part time 60%)
    2007 – $12,216 Pay – 892% (Part time 20%)
    2006 – $1,232 Pay – 285%
    2005 – $320 Pay – (97%)
    2001 – $9,879 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $9,505 Pay

    Erin E Sanders
    2014 – $45,952 Pay – (6%) Pay Hike or Decrease
    2013 – $49,104 Pay

    Kelleen A Santoianni
    2014 – $49,017 Pay – 7% Pay Hike or Decrease – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $45,985 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $44,963 Pay – (2%) – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $45,758 Pay – 11%
    2010 – $41,319 Pay – 7%
    2009 – $38,784 Pay

    Katie M Schad
    2011 – $54,691 – 39% Pay Hike – 4 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2010 – $39,238

    Robert J Schader
    2006 – $61,858 Pay – 20% Pay Hike – 4 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2005 – $51,661 Pay – 17%
    2004 – $44,259 Pay

    Rick W Schaefer
    2014 – $66,971 Pay – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 Years Worked
    2013 – $65,078 Pay – 2%
    2012 – $63,536 Pay – (2%) – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $65,095 Pay – 0%
    2010 – $65,414 Pay – 11%
    2009 – $58,696 Pay – 4%
    2008 – $56,589 Pay – 5%
    2007 – $53,667 Pay

    Natalie E Schawel
    2014 – $49,344 Pay – 6% – 3 Years Worked
    2013 – $46,554 Pay – 16%
    2012 – $39,993 Pay – English Teacher

    Ronald J Schmitt Pension
    2015 – $73,821 Pension
    2014 – $71,671 Pension
    2013 – $69,584 Pension
    2012 – $67,557 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 33 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $137,141 to their pension fund which is 5.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,568,703.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $585,098.

    Ronald J Schmitt Pay
    2005 – $87,580 Pay – 13% Pay Hike – 31 Years Worked – Orientation to Business Occupations Teacher
    2004 – $77,384 Pay – 5%
    2003 – $73,782 Pay – 3%
    2002 – $71,442 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $69,341 Pay – 1%
    2000 – $68,614 Pay

    Lynn M Schnelker
    2014 – $144,228 Pay – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 34 Years Worked
    2013 – $136,064 Pay – 0%
    2012 – $136,064 Pay – 0% – Principal
    2011 – $136,064 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $128,821 Pay – 21% – Assistant Principal
    2009 – $106,586 Pay – 3% – Assistant Principal
    2008 – $103,443 Pay – 6% – Assistant Principal
    2007 – $097,818 Pay – 12% – Assistant Principal
    2006 – $087,397 Pay – 7% – Assistant Principal
    2005 – $082,000 Pay – (1%) – Assistant Principal
    2004 – $082,448 Pay – 12% – English Teacher
    2003 – $073,298 Pay – (8%) – English Teacher
    2002 – $079,835 Pay – 18% – English Teacher
    2001 – $067,528 Pay – 7%
    2000 – $063,275 Pay

    Ashley R Schriver
    2007 – $37,358 Pay – 1 Year Worked – German Teacher
    2006 – $347

    Jessica S Schuett
    2014 – $48,669 Pay – 2% Pay Hike or Decrease – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $47,745 Pay – (1%)
    2012 – $48,326 Pay – (5%) – Earth Space Science Teacher
    2011 – $50,679 Pay – (2%)
    2010 – $51,847 Pay – 13%
    2009 – $45,694 Pay – 10%
    2008 – $41,490 Pay

    Toby L Scott pension
    2015 – $96,930 Pension
    2014 – $94,107 Pension
    2013 – $91,366 Pension
    2012 – $88,705 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 35 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $116,384 to the pension fund which is 4.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,856,403.
    Total pension paid out to date is $1,053,612.

    Toby L Scott pay
    2001 – $103,211 Pay – 17% Pay Hike
    2000 – $088,019 Pay

    Jill M Scudder pay
    2012 – $47,579 Pay – 0% Pay Hike or Decrease – 3 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $47,460 Pay – 6%
    2010 – $44,846 Pay

    Nicole M Seibt
    2013 – $65,943 Pay – (5%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 6 Years Worked
    2012 – $69,566 Pay – (3%) – Reading Teacher
    2011 – $71,405 Pay

    Sue Ann Seiler
    2014 – $100,607 Pay – 5% Pay Hike or Decrease – 20 Years Worked
    2013 – $096,115 Pay – (6%)
    2012 – $102,635 Pay – 0% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $102,848 Pay – 9%
    2010 – $094,477 Pay – 9%
    2009 – $086,495 Pay – 9%
    2008 – $079,713 Pay – 11%
    2007 – $071,588 Pay – 7%
    2006 – $066,935 Pay – 4%
    2005 – $064,065 Pay – 16%
    2004 – $055,150 Pay – 12%
    2003 – $049,267 Pay – 7%
    2002 – $046,072 Pay – 10%
    2001 – $041,864 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $040,095 Pay

    Ryan J Senica
    2008 – $45,877 Pay – 1 Year Worked – Physical Education Teacher

    Lisa V Severns
    2013 – $46,223 Pay – (19%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked
    2012 – $56,966 Pay – Guidance Counselor

    Michael L Shanahan pension
    2015 – $104,494 Pension
    2014 – $101,451 Pension
    2013 – $098,496 Pension
    2012 – $095,627 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 Years of Service at age 58.
    Member contributed $150,816 to the pension fund which is 5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,044,470.
    Total pension paid out as of 2015 is $938,195.

    Michael L Shanahan pay
    2004 – $129,288 Pay – 22% Pay Hike – 36 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2003 – $105,895 Pay – 19%
    2002 – $088,897 Pay – 3%
    2001 – $086,674 Pay – 4%
    2000 – $083,560 Pay

    Kelly C Shaver pay
    2014 – $81,295 – 2% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $79,633 – 2%
    2012 – $77,870 – (3%) – Special Education Teacher / Learning Behavior Specialist I
    2011 – $79,997 – 8%
    2010 – $74,379 – 0%
    2009 – $74,559 – 11%
    2008 – $67,046 – 6%
    2007 – $63,064 – 6%
    2006 – $59,334 – 9%
    2005 – $54,310 – 10%
    2004 – $49,451 – 4%
    2003 – $47,459 – 8%
    2002 – $43,752 – 5%
    2001 – $41,811 – 26%
    2000 – $33,222

    Ericka L Shay pay
    2007 – $39,056 – 29% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2006 – $30,279

    Bonnie H Sheehan pay
    2009 – $94,650 – 5% Pay Hike or Decrease – 21 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2008 – $89,958 – 6%
    2007 – $84,866 – (3%)
    2006 – $87,250 – 21%
    2005 – $72,304 – 13%
    2004 – $63,816 – 8%
    2003 – $59,336 – 7%
    2002 – $55,354 – 5%
    2001 – $52,637 – 13%
    2000 – $46,609

    Bonnie H Sheehan pension
    2015 – $52,009 Pension
    2014 – $50,494 Pension
    2013 – $49,024 Pension
    2012 – $47,596 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 22 Years of Service at age 64.
    Member contributed $97,019 to the pension fund which is 7.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,235,151.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $267,837.

    Laura E Sieradzki pay
    2006 – $38,700 – (18%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 2 Years Worked – Specific Learning Disability (LD) /Spec Ed
    2005 – $46,987

    Natalie M Simek pay
    2014 – $53,916 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked
    2013 – $51,806 – (1%)
    2012 – $52,163 – 4% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $50,351 – 13%
    2010 – $44,687
    2009 – $09,485
    2008 – $03,802

    Synthia A Simon pay
    2004 – $58,215 – 11% Pay Hike – 31 Years Worked (5 in state) – Clothing & Apparel Teacher
    2003 – $52,376 – 4%
    2002 – $50,378 – 9%
    2001 – $46,056 – 74%
    2000 – $26,407

    Lee J Simons pensions
    2015 – $23,611 Pension
    2014 – $22,923 Pension
    2013 – $22,255 Pension
    2012 – $21,607 Pension
    Retired in 1998 with 20 Years of Service at age .

    Kimberly D Sindelar pay
    2014 – $54,437 – (1%) – 5 Years Worked
    2013 – $54,792 – 5%
    2012 – $51,986 – 14% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2011 – $45,632 – 3%
    2010 – $44,257

    Misty S Skala pay
    2011 – $44,353 – 2% Pay Hike
    2010 – $43,672
    2009 – $17,639

    Sheila J Sliffy pay
    2014 – $64,683 – 7% – 9 Years Worked
    2013 – $60,314 – 2%
    2012 – $59,154 – (4%) – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $61,411 – 5%
    2010 – $58,536 – 6%
    2009 – $55,102 – 10%
    2008 – $49,881 – 13%
    2007 – $44,283 – 7%
    2006 – $41,277

    Barbara D Small pay
    2009 – $141,903 – 16% Pay Hike – 21 Years Worked – Principal
    2008 – $121,881 – 6%
    2007 – $114,733 – 6%
    2006 – $108,728 – 5%
    2005 – $103,494 – 4%
    2004 – $099,275 – 5%
    2003 – $095,000

    Barbara D Small pension
    2012 – $24,902 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 9 Years of Service.

    Joel L Smith pay
    2001 – $81,140 – 23% Pay Hike
    2000 – $66,140

    Joel L Smith pensions
    2015 – $74,917 Pension
    2014 – $72,735 Pension
    2013 – $70,616 Pension
    2012 – $68,560 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 28 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $102,717 to the pension fund which is 4.6% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,213,643.
    Total pension paid out to date is $ 820,269.

    Margaret E Smith pay
    2004 – $104,291 – 28% – 33 Years Worked – Assistant High School Principal
    2003 – $081,651 – 5%
    2002 – $077,800

    Samuel S Smith pay
    2013 – $105,156

    Stacy A Smyth Rockweiler pay
    2014 – $84,478 – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 16 Years Worked
    2013 – $82,008 – 1%
    2012 – $81,349 – (2%) – English Teacher
    2011 – $83,058 – 6%
    2010 – $78,157 – 6%
    2009 – $74,026 – 4%
    2008 – $70,866 – 7%
    2007 – $66,500 – 5%
    2006 – $63,517 – 24%
    2005 – $51,142 – 11%
    2004 – $46,033 – 3%
    2003 – $44,477 – 11%
    2002 – $39,900 – 6%
    2001 – $37,471 – 9%
    2000 – $34,251

    Anna E Snyder pay
    2014 – $46,934 – 5% Pay Hike – 3 Years Worked
    2013 – $44,873 – 12%
    2012 – $40,059 – Physical Education Teacher

    Bradley J Snyder pay
    2007 – $74,032 – 11% -15 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2006 – $66,939 – 9%
    2005 – $61,645 – 7%
    2004 – $57,785 – 0%
    2003 – $57,653 – 16%
    2002 – $49,867 – 4%
    2001 – $48,049 – 7%
    2000 – $45,101

    Martin R Sobczak pension
    2015 – $63,324 Pension
    2014 – $61,480 Pension
    2013 – $59,689 Pension
    2012 – $57,951 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 28 Years of Service at age .

    Vincent M Sossong pay
    2010 – $27,230 – (12) – 2 Years Worked – US History Teacher
    2009 – $30,997 – 289%
    2008 – $07,966
    2007 – $02,048

    Hugh S Sporer pay
    2012 – $106,933 – (4%) – 24 Years Worked – Other Industrial Occupations Teacher
    2011 – $111,535 – 2%
    2010 – $108,845 – 9%
    2009 – $100,145 – 0%
    2008 – $100,142 – 10%
    2007 – $091,040 – 8%
    2006 – $084,613 – 24%
    2005 – $068,328 – 1%
    2004 – $067,864 – 12%
    2003 – $060,805 – 8%
    2002 – $056,307 – 8%
    2001 – $052,073 – 15%
    2000 – $045,445

    Allison R Stanley pay
    2014 – $58,136 – 4% – 8 Years Worked – Geometry Teacher
    2013 – $55,978 – (5%)
    2012 – $58,766 – 4%
    2011 – $56,740 – 3%
    2010 – $55,292 – 13%
    2009 – $49,023 – 19%
    2008 – $41,174 – 10%
    2007 – $37,358

    Meghan E Steck pay
    2014 – $63,022 – 7% Pay Hike
    2013 – $58,860 – 5%
    2012 – $56,190 – 7%
    2011 – $52,681 – 10%
    2010 – $47,787 – 6%
    2009 – $45,010 – 7%
    2008 – $41,954 – 12%
    2007 – $37,626
    2006 – $03,010

    Andrew V Stegenga pay
    2014 – $33,887
    2013 – $00,160
    2012 – $15,358
    2011 – $08,212
    2010 – $07,170

    Sean R Sterner pay
    2014 – $65,147 – 15% Pay Hike – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $56,613 – 3%
    2012 – $54,925 – 0% – World History Teacher
    2011 – $54,671 – 12%
    2010 – $48,605 – 9%
    2009 – $44,694

    Penelope J Stueber pension
    2015 – $19,360 – Pension
    2014 – $18,796 – Pension
    2013 – $18,249 – Pension
    2012 – $17,717 – Pension
    Retired in 1994 with 22 Years of Service at age 50.
    Member contributed $40,279 to the pension fund which is 6.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $621,303.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $290,515.

    Marni R Stevenson pay
    2005 – $41,312 – 11% – 3 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2004 – $37,269 – 18%
    2003 – $31,586

    Kevin J Stilling pay
    2008 – $65,328 – 13% – 8 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2007 – $57,664

    Patricia M Stoffel pay
    2014 – $95,820 – 2% – 25 Years Worked
    2013 – $93,616 – (3%)
    2012 – $96,842 – 4% – Physical Education Teacher
    2011 – $93,178 – 5%
    2010 – $88,795 – 1%
    2009 – $87,998 – 11%
    2008 – $78,996 – 7%
    2007 – $73,700 – 17%
    2006 – $63,115 – 1%
    2005 – $62,737 – 5%
    2004 – $59,945 – 10%
    2003 – $54,357 – 6%
    2001 – $51,089

    Rachel M Streeb pay
    2008 – $60,584 – 5 Years Worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I

    Blake S Strong pay
    2001 – $42,319

    Paul E Stuart pay
    2005 – $45,908 – 4 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2004 – $00,385

    Anthony D Stumbris pay
    2004 – $108,217 – 19% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Cabinet Maker/Millworker Teacher
    2003 – $090,629 – 16%
    2002 – $077,876 – 3%
    2001 – $075,582 – 2%
    2000 – $073,753

    Anthony D Stumbris pension
    2015 – $90,228 Pension
    2014 – $87,600 Pension
    2013 – $85,049 Pension
    2012 – $82,572 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 Years of Service at age 60.
    Member contributed $129,325 to the pension fund which is 5.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,354,654.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $812,985.

    Debra A Stumbris pay
    2009 – $106,016 – 6% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2008 – $100,015 – 6%
    2007 – $094,354 – 6%
    2006 – $089,013 – 6%
    2005 – $084,347 – 4%
    2004 – $080,900 – 6%
    2003 – $076,643 – 5%
    2002 – $073,257 – 2%
    2001 – $071,779 – 3%
    2000 – $069,863

    Debra A Stumbris pension
    2015 – $73,012 Pension
    2014 – $73,012 Pension
    2013 – $73,012 Pension
    2012 – $73,012 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 35 Years of Service at age 54.
    Member contributed $144,534 to the pension fund which is 4.7% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,075,697.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $ 413,734.

    Caitlin M Sullivan pay
    2010 – $31,786 – 2 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher

    Robert O Swartzloff pay
    2002 – $071,024 – (63%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 39 Years worked – Superintendent
    2001 – $193,096 – 20%
    2000 – $160,914

    Kenneth A Swanson pension
    2012 – $50,052 Pension
    Retired in 1990 with 35 Years of Service.

    Mary M Swanson pay
    2004 – $13,377 – Part-time contractual (40%) – 1 Year Worked – Biology Teacher

    Gina R Swinney pay
    2013 – $153,000 – 1% – 33 Years Worked – Assistant Superintendent
    2012 – $151,563 – 1%
    2011 – $149,901 – 6%
    2010 – $141,921 – 10%
    2009 – $128,529 – 3%
    2008 – $124,785 – 6%
    2007 – $118,000

    Gina R Swinney pension
    2015 – $111,822
    2014 – $111,822
    2012 – $111,822
    Retired in 2013 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $198,099 to the pension fund which is 4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $4,978,305.
    Total pension paid to date is $177,673.

    John R Sytsma pay
    2004 – $85,992 – 20% – 33 Years Worked – Algebra Teacher
    2003 – $71,689 – 8%
    2002 – $66,225 – 3%
    2001 – $64,433 – 2%
    2000 – $63,083

    John R Sytsma pension
    2015 – $73,390
    2014 – $71,253
    2013 – $69,177
    2012 – $67,162
    Retired in 2004 with 34 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $100,570 to the pension fund which is 4.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,368,512.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $650,124.

  103. The McHenry High School District 156 teacher union Facebook website announced 45 minutes ago, “We have reached a Tentative Agreement with the Board of Education.”

    http://www.facebook.com/District156Teachers

    ++++++++++

    Next step, the rank and file teachers vote whether or not to approve the agreement.

    The public however does not get to vote whether or not to approve the agreement.

    The law should be changed to allow the public to vote whether or not to approve the agreement.

    In fact, typically in Illinois the school board does not allow the public to even see the agreement until after the school board and union lawyers have agreed upon the agreement, which is often months after the rank and file teachers vote whether or not to approve the agreement.

    It is not a level playing field for voters in Illinois.

    Yes we know that teachers are voters too, that’s obvious.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No notification yet of a tentative agreement on the school district website or facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/McHenryCommHighSchoolDist156

    http://www.dist156.org

  104. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Erin M Tassone pay
    2004 – $40,081 – 1 Year Worked – Specific Learning Disability – Special Education Teacher

    Christopher S Taylor pay
    2007 – $48,931 Pay – 11% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education
    2006 – $43,939

    Cynthia K Taylor pay
    2008 – $71,484 – 12% Pay Hike – 19 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2007 – $63,697 – 7%
    2006 – $59,787 – 11%
    2005 – $53,859

    Emma J Theel pay
    2014 – $78,215 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 14 Years Worked
    2013 – $75,537 – (1%)
    2012 – $76,357 – 3% – Resource/Consultative Teacher
    2011 – $74,357 – 5%
    2010 – $70,726 – 6%
    2009 – $66,529 – 7%
    2008 – $62,255 – 4%
    2007 – $60,000 – 21%
    2006 – $49,415 – 4%
    2005 – $47,531 – 16%
    2004 – $41,071 – 12%
    2003 – $36,558 – 11%
    2002 – $32,862 – 10%
    2001 – $29,776

    Michael J Thorgesen pay
    2011 – $52,361 – 12% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked – Earth Space Science Teacher
    2010 – $46,656

    William N Toalson pension
    2015 – $75,533 Pension
    2014 – $73,333 Pension
    2013 – $71,197 Pension
    2012 – $69,123 Pension
    Retired in 2000 with 34 Years of Service at age 57.
    Member contributed $103,857 to the pension fund which is 5.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,056,090.
    The total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $876,438.

    William N Toalson pay
    2000 – $79,734

    Ruth M Todt pay
    2003 – $08,241 – (90%) Pay Hike or Decrease
    2002 – $79,975 – 4% – 28 Years Worked – Assistant Principal
    2001 – $76,568

    Rafael M Toranzo pay
    2014 – $75,640 – 8% Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 Years Worked – English as a Second Language
    2013 – $70,156 – (4%)
    2012 – $72,929 – 0%
    2011 – $72,983 – 2%
    2010 – $71,762 – (1%)
    2009 – $72,364 – 25%
    2008 – $57,865 – 14%
    2007 – $50,814 – 11%
    2006 – $45,670 – 2%
    2005 – $44,599

    Jennifer A Tracy pay
    2000 – $31,419

    Gary L Trembly pension
    2015 – $78,985 Pension
    2014 – $76,685 Pension
    2013 – $74,451 Pension
    2012 – $72,283 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    The member contributed $103,778 to the pension fund which is 4.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,443,198.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $851,097.

    Gary L Trembly pay
    2001 – $89,935 – 23% Pay Hike
    2000 – $73,059

    Brian D Truax pay
    2014 – $58,726 – 3% Pay Hike – 8 Years Worked
    2013 – $56,867 – 5%
    2012 – $54,218 – 3% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $52,878 – 6%
    2010 – $49,678 – 9%
    2009 – $45,725 – 15%
    2008 – $39,619 – 1%
    2007 – $39,205
    2006 – $04,155

    Emily M Turcotte pension
    2015 – $69,788 Pension
    2014 – $67,755 Pension
    2012 – $64,637 Pension
    Retired in 2012 with 28 Years of Service at age 66.
    The member contributed $137,012 to the pension fund which is 8.6% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,584,010.
    Total pension paid to date is $177,303.

    Emily M Turcotte pay
    2012 – $112,838 – 6% Pay Hike – 27 Years Worked – Spanish Teacher
    2011 – $106,451 – 6%
    2010 – $100,426 – 6%
    2009 – $094,781 – 6%
    2008 – $089,378 – 8%
    2007 – $082,713 – 6%
    2006 – $077,675 – 6%
    2005 – $073,081 – 10%
    2004 – $066,664 – 8%
    2003 – $061,799 – 10%
    2002 – $056,358 – 6%
    2001 – $052,923 – 7%
    2000 – $049,618

  105. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Brett M Unruh pay
    2002 – $37,162 – 1 Year Worked – English Teacher

    Linda C Ursey Pension
    2015 – $94,948 Pension
    2014 – $92,182 Pension
    2013 – $89,498 Pension
    2012 – $86,891 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 34 Years of Service at age 58.
    Member contributed $150,017 to the pension fund which is 5.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,934,902
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $711,749.

    Linda C Ursrey Pay
    2006 – $118,053 – 20% Pay Hike – 34 Years Worked – Librarian / Media Specialist
    2005 – $098,720 – 7%
    2004 – $092,257 – 9%
    2003 – $084,706 – 5%
    2002 – $080,943 – 3%
    2001 – $078,505 – 2%
    2000 – $077,073

  106. thank you, Mark, for this eye opener.

    Just took the time to read through it and am astonished at the huge Salary increases given out the year beforE retirement!

    Two examples …Gary trembley and Linda ursey just because they’re close to the bottom of the list.

    Gary received a 23% hike and Linda A 20% hike, both the year before they retire.

    How does this come about?

    They pay in 4.2% and 5.1 respectively and the taxpayer is stuck with the Rest.

    I hope that mchenry 156 board does not give an inch and possibly set an example for future negotiations that the taxpayers will not be blackmailed with our own kids.

    If these are the teachers we are supposed to be trying to retain with bigger salaries…

    let them all go.

  107. The McHenry High School District 156 website has been updated.

    “Return to School

    McHenry Community High School 156 School Board and Teachers’ Association have reached a tentative agreement.

    School will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

    Because Tuesday is a late start day, East students will begin at 8:20 and West students at 8:30 a.m.

    The MCHS football game vs. Huntley has been moved to Saturday, October 17 at McCracken Field.

    Sophomores will play at 11:00 and Varsity at 1:00 p.m.

    Senior football players, band members and their parents will be recognized before the Varsity game.

    The Homecoming Court from both schools will be recognized at halftime of the Varsity game and Coronation will be held at the dance.

    The Homecoming dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the West Campus main gym.

    Tickets will be sold during lunch periods on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

    Students who plan to bring guests must have them approved using the Guest Dance Form that is available on the District website before purchasing tickets.

    Students who attend the dance must bring a valid school ID.

    Guests must bring a valid school ID or driver’s license.

    School administrators will work with the student council to determine rescheduling of other homecoming activities.

    Student Council Executive Boards will meet at 7:45am on Tuesday, October 13.

    East students will meet in room 308 and West students will meet in the Career Center.

    The athletic calendar is being continually updated on the district website as events have been rescheduled.”

    http://www.dist156.org

    ++++++++++++++

    The McHenry High School District 156 Facebook page has been updated.

    MCHS is happy to report that school will be in session on Tuesday.

    All parents and students are reminded that it is a Late Start Tuesday so all classes will resume at their normal Tuesday time.

    We are very excited that our halls will again be filled with students and learning will resume.”

    http://www.facebook.com/McHenryCommHighSchoolDist156

  108. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Carl D Vallianatos II pay
    2014 – $112,726 – 8% Pay Hike or Decrease – 17 Years Worked
    2013 – $104,856 – 3%
    2012 – $101,666 – 1% – Assistant Principal
    2011 – $100,836 – 8%
    2010 – $092,978 – 11%
    2009 – $083,870 – 1%
    2008 – $083,381 – 9%
    2007 – $076,426 – 13%
    2006 – $067,834 – 9%
    2005 – $062,422 – 13%
    2004 – $055,477 – 11%
    2003 – $049,865 – 18%
    2002 – $042,082 – (2%)
    2001 – $043,081 – 11%
    2000 – $038,784

    Marilyn Vander Wal pension
    2015 – $40,629 Pension
    2014 – $39,446 Pension
    2013 – $38,297 Pension
    2012 – $37,182 Pension
    Retired in 2010 with 21 Years of Service at age 63.
    Member contributed $73,394 to the pension fund which is 6.9% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,059,298.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $175,144.

    Marilyn Vander Wal pay
    2010 – $82,259 – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 21 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2009 – $77,603 – 6%
    2008 – $73,210 – 6%
    2007 – $69,066 – 6%
    2006 – $65,156 – 4%
    2005 – $62,908 – 11%
    2004 – $56,869 – 5%
    2003 – $54,224 – 9%
    2002 – $49,766 – 12%
    2001 – $44,633

    Cara N Vandermyde pay
    2014 – $49,905 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 7 Years Worked
    2013 – $48,026 – (7%)
    2012 – $51,860 – 3% – English Teacher
    2011 – $50,489 – 2%
    2010 – $49,451 – 7%
    2009 – $46,094 – 20%
    2008 – $38,548

    William Jeff Varda pension
    2015 – $91,206 Pension
    2014 – $88,550 Pension
    2012 – $84,475 Pension
    Retired in 2012 with 33 Years of Service at age 59.
    Member contributed $167,003 to the pension fund which is 5.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,191,624.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $231,719.

    William Jeff Varda pay
    2012 – $126,535 – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 37 Years Worked – Guidance Counselor
    2011 – $119,372 – 6% – World History Teacher
    2010 – $113,026 – 3%
    2009 – $110,214 – 4%
    2008 – $106,113 – 7%
    2007 – $098,914 – 5%
    2006 – $094,644 – 3% – Geography Teacher
    2005 – $091,777 – 4%
    2004 – $088,436 – 9%
    2003 – $081,337 – 7% – History Teacher
    2002 – $076,021 – 1%
    2001 – $075,325 – 1%
    2000 – $074,224

    Leah M Vercelli pay
    2014 – $27,188

    Sandra A Vitale pension
    2015 – $23,367 Pension
    2014 – $22,686 Pension
    2013 – $22,026 Pension
    2012 – $20,997 Pension
    Retired in 2011 with 13 Years of Service at age 60.
    Member contributed $31,411 to the pension fund which is 4.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $750,944.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $80,864.

  109. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Erika M Waclawski
    2005 – $36,550 – 12% Pay Hike – 2 Years Worked – Child Care & Guidance Teacher
    2004 – $32,724

    Ross W Wakefield pension
    2015 – $75,193 Pension
    2014 – $73,003 Pension
    2013 – $70,876 Pension
    2012 – $68,812 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 34 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $120,503 to the pension fund which is 4.7% of the estimated lifetime pension contribution of $2,548,202.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $659,596.

    Ross Wakefield pay
    2004 – $66,087 – 19% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Other Industrial Occupations Teacher
    2003 – $55,427

    Mary Watrous pension
    2015 – $5,116 Pension
    2014 – $4,967 Pension
    2013 – $4,822 Pension
    2012 – $4,682 Pension
    Retired in 1997 with 9 Years Worked at age 60.
    Member contributed $6,947 to the pension fund which is 6.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $108,190.
    Total pension paid to date is $68,989.

    Cary T Waxler pay
    2014 – $01,820
    2013 – $65,423 – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 8 Years Worked
    2012 – $61,800 – 5% – US History Teacher
    2011 – $58,957 – 7%
    2010 – $55,316 – 5%
    2009 – $52,810 – 9%
    2008 – $48,302 – 7%
    2007 – $45,256 – 16%
    2006 – $39,011

    Brian N Weidner pay
    2014 – $80,668 – 3% Pay Hike – 12 Years Worked – Instrumental Music Teacher
    2013 – $78,650 – (1%)
    2012 – $79,830 – 4%
    2011 – $76,897 – 2%
    2010 – $75,023 – 18%
    2009 – $63,427 – 7%
    2008 – $59,431 – 9%
    2007 – $54,372 – 8%
    2006 – $50,333 – 10%
    2005 – $45,935 – 1%
    2004 – $45,666 – 19%
    2003 – $38,330

    Angela M Welch pay
    2014 – $69,942 – 3% Pay Hike – 14 Years Worked
    2013 – $67,650 – (2%)
    2012 – $69,253 – 2% – Librarian/Media Specialist
    2011 – $67,999 – 10%
    2010 – $61,930 – 8%
    2009 – $57,358 – 7%
    2008 – $53,724 – 10%
    2007 – $48,894

    Dennis L Welter pension
    2015 – $100,185 Pension
    2014 – $097,267 Pension
    2013 – $094,434 Pension
    2012 – $091,683 Pension
    Retired in 2001 with 34 Years of Service at age 57.
    Member contributed $127,029 to the pension fund which is 4.5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,811,007.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $1,099,212.

    Dennis L Welter pay
    2001 – $115,364 – 22% Pay Hike
    2000 – $094,880

    Cindy L Wenzel pay
    2004 – $60,400 – 23% Pay Hike – Student Dean – 11 Years Worked
    2003 – $49,284 – 7%
    2002 – $46,133

    Matthew A Weston pay
    2008 – $43,343 – 7% Pay Hike – 3 Years Worked – English Teacher
    2007 – $40,620 – 10%
    2006 – $36,990

    James G Wheeler pension
    2015 – $89,978 Pension
    2014 – $89,978 Pension
    2012 – $89,978 Pension
    Retired in 2012 with 35 Years of Service at age 58.
    Member contributed $169,565 to the pension fund is 5.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,339,503.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $241,876.

    James G Wheeler pay
    2012 – $130,651 – 6% Pay Hike or Decrease – 33 Years Worked
    2011 – $123,256 – 6% – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher
    2010 – $116,279 – 6%
    2009 – $109,697 – 6%
    2008 – $103,488 – 4%
    2007 – $099,622 – 4%
    2006 – $095,611 – 3% – Specific Learning Disability (LD) / Special Education Teacher
    2005 – $092,545 – 4%
    2004 – $088,824 – 7%
    2003 – $083,221 – 8%
    2002 – $077,073 – 3%
    2001 – $075,011 – 6%
    2000 – $070,985

    Karen L Wheeler Pension
    2015 – $74,341 Pension
    2014 – $72,176 Pension
    2013 – $60,292 Pension
    2012 – $60,292 Pension
    Retired in 2007 with 32 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $144,136 to the pension fund which is 5.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,744,431.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $474,291.

    Karen L Wheeler pay
    2007 – $89,893 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 30 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2006 – $86,685 – 1%
    2005 – $85,469 – 6%
    2004 – $80,298 – 6%
    2003 – $75,535 – 3%
    2002 – $73,072 – 3%
    2001 – $71,108 – 3%
    2000 – $69,303

    Brian J Wilbois pay
    2014 – $59,932 – (7%) Pay Hike or Decrease – 5 Years Worked
    2013 – $64,752 – 5%
    2012 – $61,766 – Learning Behavior Specialist I / Special Education Teacher

    Paul E Wilm pay
    2014 – $115,355 – 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 24 Years Worked
    2013 – $111,872 – 1%
    2012 – $110,777 – 2% – Algebra Teacher
    2011 – $108,616 – 3%
    2010 – $105,069 – 5%
    2009 – $100,105 – 7%
    2008 – $093,880 – 7%
    2007 – $088,065 – (7%)
    2006 – $095,083 – 30%
    2005 – $073,110 – (1%)
    2004 – $073,554 – 12%
    2003 – $065,385 – 12%
    2002 – $058,592 – 11%
    2001 – $053,013 – (2%)
    2000 – $054,228

    Brian G Wilson pension
    2015 – $96,914 Pension
    2014 – $94,091 Pension
    2013 – $91,351 Pension
    2012 – $88,690 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 34 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $142,976 to the pension fund which is 4.3% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,318,246.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $714,126.

    Brian G Wilson pay
    2006 – $125,568 – 20% Pay Hike – 33 Years Worked – Biology Teacher
    2005 – $104,619 – 14%
    2004 – $091,971 – 13%
    2003 – $081,734 – 3%
    2002 – $079,191 – 3%
    2001 – $076,855 – 4%
    2000 – $074,195

    Bill J Winkel pension
    2015 – $46,358 Pension
    2014 – $45,008 Pension
    2013 – $43,697 Pension
    2012 – $42,424 Pension
    Retired in 1999 with 21 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $100,107 to the pension fund which is 7.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $1,353,845.
    Total pension paid to date is $561,756.

    Mary Winkel pension
    2015 – $85,550 Pension
    2014 – $83,059 Pension
    2013 – $80,639 Pension
    2012 – $78,291 Pension
    Retired in 2002 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $112,846 to the pension fund which is 4.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,726,272.
    Total pension paid to date is $864,560.

    Mary Winkel pay
    2002 – $98,789 – 20% Pay Hike
    2001 – $82,153 – 17%
    2000 – $70,306

    Sarah M Winkelman pay
    2014 – $66,164 – 2% Pay Hike or Decrease – 11 Years Worked – Physical Education Teacher
    2013 – $64,640 – 6%
    2012 – $61,223 – 2%
    2011 – $60,018 – 21%
    2010 – $49,684 – (7%)
    2009 – $53,277 – 25%
    2008 – $42,717 – 3%
    2007 – $41,582 – (2%)
    2006 – $42,522 – 9%
    2005 – $39,053 – 11%
    2004 – $35,173

    Patrick F Wirtz pension
    2015 – $72,418 Pension
    2014 – $70,309 Pension
    2013 – $68,261 Pension
    2012 – $66,273 Pension
    Retired in 2005 with 35 Years of Service at age 57.
    Member contributed $113,453 to the pension fund which is 5% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,283,661.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $588,030.

    Patrick F Wirtz pay
    2005 – $91,668 – 21% Pay Hike – 34 Years Worked – Specific Learning Disability (LD) / Special Education
    2004 – $75,944 – 18%
    2003 – $64,442 – 5%
    2002 – $61,563 – 4%
    2001 – $59,438 – 2%
    2000 – $58,125

    Chris A Wolk pay
    2010 – $63,954 – 12% Pay Hike or Decrease – Physical Education Teacher – 5 Years Worked
    2009 – $56,961 – 9%
    2008 – $52,024 – 13%
    2007 – $46,143

    Norbert F Wolter pension
    2015 – $129,483 Pension
    2014 – $125,712 Pension
    2013 – $122,050 Pension
    2012 – $118,495 Pension
    Retired in 2003 with 36 Years of Service at age 56.
    Member contributed $163,698 to the pension fund which is 4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $4,052,633.
    Total pension paid out to date is $1,234,877.

    Norbert F Wolter pay
    2003 – $166,462 – 2% Pay Hike – 35 Years Worked – Assistant Superintendent
    2002 – $162,724 – 56%
    2001 – $104,000 – 5%
    2000 – $099,400

    Christine B Woodall pension
    2015 – $78,877 Pension
    2014 – $78,877 Pension
    Retired in 2014 with 30 Years of Service at age 58.
    Total pension paid to date is $150,107 which is 6.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $3,092,641.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $51,708.

    Christine B Woodall pay
    2014 – $129,326 – 6% Pay Hike – 29 Years Worked
    2013 – $122,006 – 6%
    2012 – $115,100 – 6% – Guidance Counselor
    2011 – $108,585 – 6%
    2010 – $102,438 – 5%
    2009 – $097,317 – 6%
    2008 – $091,988 – 6%
    2007 – $086,886 – 7%
    2006 – $081,399 – 5%
    2005 – $077,869 – 12%
    2004 – $069,787 – 8%
    2003 – $064,685 – 6%
    2002 – $060,826 – 10%
    2001 – $055,390

    Bryan L Wright pay
    2014 – $80,412 3% Pay Hike or Decrease – 24 Years Worked
    2013 – $78,125 3%
    2012 – $76,046 0% – Physics Teacher
    2011 – $75,746 2%
    2010 – $74,152 3%
    2009 – $72,257 3%
    2008 – $69,916 – 4%
    2007 – $67,293 – (9%)
    2006 – $74,095 – 20%
    2005 – $61,512 – 4%
    2004 – $58,973 – 12%
    2003 – $52,500 – 7%
    2002 – $49,136 – 4%
    2001 – $47,062 – 9%
    2000 – $43,339

  110. McHenry CHSD 156 Pay & Pensions

    Pamela A Zaccagnini pension
    2015 – $86,420 Pension
    2014 – $73,999 Pension
    2013 – $73,999 Pension
    2012 – $73,999 Pension
    Retired in 2009 with 35 Years of Service at age 55.
    Member contributed $150,107 which is 4.4% of the estimated lifetime pension contribution of $3,396,093.
    Total pension collected to date as of 2015 is $420,961.

    Pamela A Zaccagnini pay
    2011 – $37,899 – 36 Years Worked – Adaptive P.E. Teacher
    2010 – 0 – Adaptive PE Teacher
    2009 – $107,440 – 6% Pay Hike – Physical Education Teacher
    2008 – $101,358 – 6%
    2007 – $095,657 – 6%
    2006 – $090,208 – 4%
    2005 – $087,010 – 6%
    2004 – $082,374 – (1%)
    2003 – $082,968 – 11%
    2002 – $074,904 – 3%
    2001 – $072,395 – 2%
    2000 – $071,190

    Philip J Zack pension
    2015 – $86,168 Pension
    2014 – $83,658 Pension
    2013 – $81,221 Pension
    2012 – $78,856 Pension
    Retired in 2006 with 35 Years of Service at age 59.
    Member contributed $133,333 to the pension fund which is 5.3% of the estimated lifetime pension contribution of $2,523,999.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $648,856.

    Philip J Zack pay
    2008 – $026,164 – Part-time 30% – 38 Years Worked – Biology Teacher
    2007 – $042,337 – Part-time 50% – 37 Years Worked – Biology Teacher
    2006 – $111,652 – 21% Pay Hike – Biology Teacher
    2005 – $092,483 – 16%
    2004 – $079,822 – 8%
    2003 – $073,573 – 6%
    2002 – $069,342 – 2%
    2001 – $067,670 – 3%
    2000 – $065,550

    Katelyn M Zasada pay
    2014 – $44,497 – 3% Pay Hike
    2013 – $43,351

    James R Zid pension
    2015 – $39,045 Pension
    2014 – $37,907 Pension
    2013 – $36,803 Pension
    2012 – $35,731 Pension
    Retired in 2010 with 16 Years of Service at age 65.
    Member contributed $84,275 to the pension fund which is 9.4% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $894,236.
    Total pension paid to date as of 2015 is $791,642.

    James R Zid pay
    2010 – $102,401 – 6% Pay Hike – 16 Years Worked – Co-operative Education Teacher
    2009 – $096,605 – 6%
    2008 – $091,136 – 6%
    2007 – $085,978 – 6%
    2006 – $081,111 – 17%
    2005 – $069,081 – 7%
    2004 – $064,534 – 7%
    2003 – $060,265 – 4%
    2002 – $057,786 – 9%
    2001 – $053,125 – 19%
    2000 – $044,545

    Michele R Zimmerman pay
    2014 – $113,123 – 4% Pay Hike or Decrease – 25 Years Worked
    2013 – $109,145 – 1%
    2012 – $107,730 – (1%) – Art Teacher
    2011 – $108,539 – 5%
    2010 – $103,037 – 7%
    2009 – $096,646 – 5%
    2008 – $092,371 – 5%
    2007 – $088,080 – 9%
    2006 – $081,160 – 7%
    2005 – $075,759 – 9%
    2004 – $069,777 – 13%
    2003 – $061,555 – 9%
    2002 – $056,495 – 4%
    2001 – $054,373 – 8%
    2000 – $050,276

    Susan K Zimmerman pension
    2015 – $89,366 Pension
    2014 – $86,763 Pension
    2013 – $84,236 Pension
    2012 – $81,782 Pension
    Retired in 2004 with 36 Years of Service at age 57.
    Member contributed $111,723 to the pension fund which is 4.1% of the estimated lifetime pension payout of $2,736,379.
    Total pension paid out to date as of 2015 is $791,642.

    Susan K Zimmerman pay
    2004 – $109,204 – 20% Pay Hike – 35 Years Worked – Librarian / Media Specialist
    2003 – $090,900 – 19%
    2002 – $076,649 – 3%
    2001 – $074,477 – 3%
    2000 – $072,089

  111. AVERAGES

    Here are the pension averages from Taxpayers United of America for McHenry High School District 156 as of 2015 for Teachers Retirement System of Illinois (TRS).

    These are the averages of the pensions listed above.

    Not sure of what point, if any point, Taxpayers United of America cut the pensions off, meaning are there more than 107 pensions.

    Anyways here are the averages for the 107 listed pensions.

    Average Pension of $66,306.

    Average Member Contribution to the Pension Fund was $99,167.

    Average Age at Retirement was 58.

    Average Total Pension Collected to Date was $559,317.

    Average Estimated Lifetime Pension Payout $2,039,617.

    Employee Contribution was an average of 5.2% of the estimated lifetime pension payout.

  112. TOTALS

    Here are the pension totals from TUA for McHenry High School District 156 as of 2015 for TRS.

    107 pensions tabulated.

    Total Current Annual Pension $7,094,734.

    Total Member Contributions to the Pension Fund $10,610,884.

    Total age at Retirement 6,206 years (do I really have to say no one actually lives that long).

    Total Pension Paid to Date $59,846,916.

    Estimated Lifetime Pension Payout $218,239,055.

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    $218M Estimated Lifetime Pension Payout – $60M Already Paid = $158M To be paid to current retirees.

    Thee is not enough money in the pension fund today using actuarial calculations to pay the $158M.

    That’s where the unfunded liability comes in to play.

  113. Well that should be a little scary.

    You can think of it as an organization that should be managed for long term sustainability but was not.

    The whole educational pension system was managed for maximum pay and benefits for existing employees and maximum pension payout and maximum political benefit at any given moment and is not sustainable.

  114. McHenry High School Athletic Strike Cancellation and Forfeit Tracker updated

    37 athletic events cancelled or forfeited.

    Cancelled or forfeited events are not rescheduled.

    They are gone forever, missed opportunities.

    All because the teachers chose to strike, one purpose of which is to use cancelled or forfeited events as negotiating leverage to apply pressure to the school board to settle in a way favorable to teachers.

    This is a hardball negotiation technique.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    1.
    09:00am – Golf Boys Varsity Championships (Cancelled) – Prairie Ridge @ Prairie Isle Country Club – FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

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    Friday, October 2, 2015

    2.
    5:00pm Football Sophomore Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    3.
    7:15pm Football Varsity Game vs. Cary Grove @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

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    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    4.
    08:00am Golf Boys JV Invitational – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove @ Foxford Hills Golf Club – FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE JV INVITE

    5.
    08:00am Volleyball Sophomore Tournament – (Cancelled) – TBA vs. Grayslake Central @ Grayslake Central High School

    6.
    08:30am – Volleyball Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Lake Forest @ Lake Forest High School

    7.
    09:00am – Football Freshman A Game – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School – FORFEIT

    8.
    10:15am – Swimming Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Jefferson @ Jefferson High School

    9.
    10:30am – Cross Country Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    10.
    10:30am – Football Freshman B Game – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School – FORFEIT

    11.
    10:30am – Soccer Boys JV Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    12.
    10:30am – Soccer Boys Freshman Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

    13.
    11:15am – Cross Country Boys Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Peoria @ Detweiller Park

    14.
    12:00pm – Golf Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Warren @ Bittersweet Golf Club

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    Monday, October 5, 2015

    15.
    4:30pm – Football JV Game – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove @ Cary Grove High School

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    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    16.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    17.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    18.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Boys Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    19.
    4:30pm – Cross Country Boys Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake South, Huntley vs. Jacobs @ Sunset Park

    20.
    4:30pm – Tennis Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Elgin Larkin @ Elgin Larkin High School

    21.
    4:30pm – Tennis Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – vs. Elgin Larkin @ McHenry High School – West Tennis Courts

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    22.
    TBD – Golf Girls Varsity Regionals – (Cancelled) – TBA @ TBA

    23.
    4:30pm – Soccer Boys Freshman Game – (Cancelled) – Jacobs @ Jacobs High School

    24.
    4:30pm – Soccer Boys Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – Lakes @ Lakes Community High School

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    Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

    25.
    4:30pm Swimming Girls Varsity Game – (Cancelled) – vs. Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

    26.
    4:30pm Swimming Girls JV Game – (Cancelled) – Crystal Lake Central @ McHenry High School – West Swimming Pool

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    Friday, October 9, 2015

    27.
    TBD – Tennis Girls Varsity Championships – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee Crown, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hampshire, Huntley, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Woodstock North vs. Grayslake Central @ DISTRICT 155 TENNIS COURTS

    28.
    5:00pm – Football Sophomore Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

    29.
    7:15pm – Football Varsity Homecoming vs. Dundee Crown @ McCracken Athletic Field – FORFEIT

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    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    30.
    TBD – Tennis Girls Varsity Championships – (Cancelled) – Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee Crown, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Hampshire, Huntley, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Woodstock North vs. Grayslake Central @ DISTRICT 155 TENNIS COURTS

    31.
    09:00am – Football Freshman A Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    32.
    09:00am – Volleyball Freshman A Invitational – (Cancelled) – Evanston @ Evanston High School

    33.
    10:30am – Football Freshman B Game – Dundee Crown @ Dundee Crown High School – FORFEIT

    34.
    1:00pm – Swimming Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Guilford, Lockport, Loyola Academy, Lyons Township, Schaumburg, York vs. Barrington @ Barrington High School – BARRINGTON INVITE

    35.
    1:00pm Swimming:Girls JV Invitational – (Cancelled) – Lockport, Loyola Academy, Lyons Township, Guilford, Schaumburg, York vs. Barrington @ Barrington High School – BARRINGTON INVITE

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    Monday, October 12, 2015

    36.
    4:00pm – Swimming Girls Varsity Invitational – (Cancelled) – Woodstock vs. Woodstock North @ Woodstock North High School

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    37.
    4:00pm – Tennis Girls Frosh-Soph Game – (Cancelled) – Woodstock @ Woodstock High School

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    http://www.foxvalleyconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi

  115. Wirepoints

    Intergenerational Theft: Illinois Teacher Pension Debt Per Student Rivals College Loan ‘Crisis’

    – WP Original

    October 9, 2015

    http://www.wirepoints.com/teacher-pension-debt-per-student-in-illinois-rivals-college-loan-crisis-wp-original/

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    There’s a name for the unfunded pension and retiree healthcare liabilities.

    Intergenerational theft.

    Party today, let someone else pay for it tomorrow.

  116. So summarizing the McHenry High School District 156 Teacher pensions.

    Teachers are contributing on average $99K and receiving back on average $2.04M.

    That’s $99,000 out.

    And 2,040,000 in.

    Not good enough.

    Teachers went on strike because they want even more taxpayer money.

  117. Most schools including McHenry High School District 156 are closed Monday October 12, 2015 for the Columbus Day holiday.

    Thus Friday October 9th, 2015 remains the 7th day of the McHenry High School District 156 teacher strike.

    Day 1 – Thursday October 1, 2015
    Day 2 – Friday October 2, 2015
    Day 3 – Monday October 5, 2015
    Day 4 – Tuesday October 6, 2015
    Day 5 – Wednesday October 7, 2015
    Day 6 – Thursday October 8, 2015
    Day 7 – Friday October 9, 2015

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    The strike is not yet officially over.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reported:

    “Teachers will vote Monday on the deal to end the strike and resume classes on Tuesday, union spokeswoman Heidie Dunn said.”

    Chicago Sun-Times
    Deal reached to end McHenry County high school teachers strike
    October 10, 2015, 3:00pm
    by Luke Wilusz
    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1021310/mchenry-county-high-school-teachers-strike-ends-classes-resume-tuesday

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    Even though the strike is not officially over the District 156 website states that school will resume Tuesday October 11, 2015.

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    The teachers vote Monday to accept or reject the tentative collective bargaining agreement.

    But the rest of the voters don’t get to vote Monday.

    The teachers have more power than the rest of the voters when it comes to teacher collective bargaining.

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    The teachers are thus allowed to view the tentative collective bargaining agreement.

    But the rest of the public, outside the negotiators, have not been provided a copy of the tentative collective bargaining agreement.

    In general in teacher collective bargaining negotiations in Illinois, voters are rarely provided any details of the tentative agreement, much less a copy of the tentative collective bargaining agreement.

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  118. Regarding the post from 10/10/2015 at 10:54 pm.

    The average employee pension contribution of $99K to receive an average pension of $2.04M figures include administrators.

    If there’s time will recalculate including only teachers, but that will take some time, as it would require going through 107 line items and identifying each as an administrator or teacher.

    Here is the source document.

    http://www.taxpayereducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/McHenry-County-Government-School-Retirees.pdf

    http://www.taxpayersunitedofamerica.org/taxpayer-alert/mchenry-county-more-than-1000-government-pension-millionaires

    It is noteworthy that most administrators were formerly teachers.

  119. Teachers who go on strike to hike pay (which hikes the pension) while their pension is about 40% funded don’t deserve their full pension.

    This is complete insanity the teachers are out of control.

  120. Another average for McHenry High School District 156 Teacher & Administrators currently receiving a TRS pension.

    Average Year Retired is 2004.

    Previously announced:

    Average Current Annual Pension $66,306.

    Average Member Contribution to the Pension Fund was $99,167 which is 5.2% of the average estimated lifetime pension
    payout of $2,039,617.

    Average Age at Retirement was 58.
    Average Total Pension Collected to Date was $559,317.

    Since 2004 was 11 years ago the averages for those retiring in 2015 are higher.

  121. Here is a chart breaking down by year the number of McHenry High School District 156 teacher & administrators receiving a TRS pension in 2014.

    There were a total of 107 tabulated by Taxpayers United of America.

    Retirement Year – # Retirees
    1982 – 1
    1983 – 1
    1984 – 0
    1985 – 0
    1986 – 1
    1987 – 1
    1988 – 1
    1989 – 1
    1990 – 0
    1991 – 0
    1992 – 0
    1993 – 2
    1994 – 9
    1995 – 0
    1996 – 0
    1997 – 1
    1998 – 0
    1999 – 1
    2000 – 2
    2001 – 5
    2002 – 5
    2003 – 10
    2004 – 10
    2005 – 7
    2006 – 7
    2007 – 8
    2008 – 4
    2009 – 8
    2010 – 4
    2011 – 5
    2012 – 4
    2013 – 3
    2014 – 6
    Total – 107

    The big jump in 1994 was due to a early retirement incentive law passed by they Democrat Majority State House and Senate, and signed by Republican Governor Jim Edgar.

    Public Act 87-1265 (PA 87-1265) was signed January 25, 1993.

    It was Senate Bill 1650 (SB 1650) in the 87th General Assembly.

    SB 1650 was sponsored by Senator Emil Jones, and co-sponsored by Republican State Representative Dick Klemm, Republican State Representative Suzanne Deuchler, Representative State Representative Virginia Fiester Frederick (VF Frederick), Republican State Representative Vincent A Persico, & Democrat Representative Sam W Wolf; Democrat Philip J Rock was President of the Senate, and Democrat Michael J Madigan was Speaker of the House.

    This was known as the 5 + 5 Early Retirement Incentive program.

    Also known as the Five Plus Five Early Retirement Incentive program.

    Also known as the 5&5 Early Retirement Incentive program.

    What is a 5 + 5 ERI program?

    It’s an option where employees can purchase of to 5 years of service to retire up to 5 years earlier.

    A one time employee & employer contribution to the pension fund is required.

    Typically the employer contribution was higher than the employee contribution, as usual in Illinois public sector pensions.

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    Here is what the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) said about PA 87-1265 as it affected public teachers and administrators in the TRS pension system.

    Note, other groups of government employees in other pension systems such as SERS were also affected.

    – Requires employer to pay 20% of the employee’s highest annual salary per year purchased

    – Employer cost was over $50 million over the two year program.

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    Dick Klemm of Crystal Lake served on the Nunda township board, Prairie Grove Elementary School District 46 Board President (includes parts of Crystal Lake & Burtons Bridge), McHenry County Board President, State Representative 1980 – 1993, State Senator 1993 – 2003 end as Senate Assistant Republic Leader, serving in the 88th – 93rd General Assemblies, Republican Precinct Committeeman, and passed away March 25, 2010.

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    Bondholders have suffered bigger losses than public sector pension participants in municipal bankruptcies across the United States.

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    More on PA 87-1265.

    Education Next
    Early Retirement Payoff
    Maria D. Fitzpatrick and Michael F. Lovenheim
    Summer 2014, Volume 14, Number 3
    http://www.educationnext.org/early-retirement-payoff

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  122. The McHenry High School District 156 teacher union website and Facebook page announced the teacher’s union approved the tentative agreement on Monday October 12, 2015.

    Once again the taxpayers are shut out of the decision making process, of less importance than the teachers to the board and teachers union who negotiated the agreement.

    But it’s a monopoly so property taxpayers and income taxpayers have no choice on where their taxpayer dollars go for public education.

    It’s anybody’s guess how long it will take for the taxpayers to see the agreement approved to by negotiating committee.

    Why does the board concede so much power to the union, allowing the rank and file union members to know the details or see the agreement but not the taxpayers footing the bill.

    Yes we know teachers are taxpayers too that’s obvious.

    The collective bargaining process is a disgrace and so was this strike.

    No wonder taxes are so high and due to underfunded pensions and retiree healthcare they should be higher.

    So there’s guaranteed drama for years and more likely decades to come.

    For some reason most people and certainly the press can’t figure out that pensions are a part of overall compensation and should be included in the collective bargaining negotiation even if they are a state responsibility for funding, and the teachers and administrators are reaping the benefits.

    Let’s do some rough math with the 107 McHenry High School District 107 retirees, using the figures presented in a previous post above.

    Estimated Lifetime Pension Payout $218,239,055.

    Total Pension Paid to Date $59,846,916.

    That would be a $158,392,139 liability that’s about 40% funded, but let’s use 50% funded for a big fudge factor.

    That would be $79,196,069 unfunded liability.

    So the unfunded pension liability is roughly $79 Million Dollars for McHenry High School District 156 alone.

    Yet the teachers went on strike for higher pay, which would hike their pension, and no one points this out why.

    Does the union even bother pointing this out to their members.

    No.

    They just brush it off as a state responsibility and it’s payment is guaranteed in the state constitution.

    What a joke.

  123. So let’s get this straight.

    State taxpayers owe $79 Million dollars to the TRS pension fund for McHenry High School teachers.

    Illinois taxpayers owe $153 Billion dollars to all the public sector pension funds in Illinois, excluding mass transit.

    The McHenry High School teachers went on strike to get $375 Thousand dollars more from taxpayers, among other reasons.

    $79,000,000 owed.

    $153,000,000,000 owed.

    The teachers want $375,000 more.

    Asking people who owe $79,000,000 & $153,000,000,000 for $375,000 more is ridiculous.

    Striking to obtain $375,000 more against people who already owe $79,000,000 & $153,000,000,000 is even more ridiculous.

    Yes we know the teachers didn’t strike against the entire state, that’s obvious.

    Yet the teachers want their pensions paid in full.

    Obviously the teachers want to have their cake and eat it too.

    They want the highest possible salaries and the highest possible pensions, and funding the pensions is not the priority.

    The teachers did not go on strike to put $375,000 more into their pension fund.

    The teachers could have said, divert some General State Aid to the pension fund.

    But they would never say that.

    That probably would not go over very well with parents, what, you are diverting money from educating children to fund your overly generous pensions?

    Well that is exactly what has been happening with all these legislative pension benefit hikes and local salary hikes (which hike the pension) over the years.

    Too much money is going to very generous current pay and Rolls Royce pension benefits (low employee contributions, high starting pension, generous COLA, Death benefit to children and spouses, Disability benefits, etc.).

    Not enough money is going to those kids who need and want help.

    So where is the plan to get the additional $153,000,000,000 from taxpayers?

  124. How big is the $153,000,000,000 pension IOU?

    Well the $79,000,000 IOU for McHenry High School teacher pensions sounds like a lot of money.

    $79,000,000,000 / $153,000,000,000 = .0005

    That’s .05%.

    That’s 5 one hundredths of 1%.

    So McHenry High school teacher pensions are about .05% of the $153 Billion unfunded pension liability.

    How about the other 99.95% of the pensions?

    That’s a lot of pension funds, and McHenry High School taxpayers owe money to some of those pension funds too.

    Then add local & state unfunded retiree healthcare.

    Then add local bond debt.

    Then add state bond debt.

    Then add Federal pensions, retiree healthcare, & bond debt.

    That’s a lot of money taxpayers owe.

    But McHenry High School teachers wanted even $375,000 more.

  125. As of April 30, 2014 McHenry taxpayers also owe $18,242,250 to the police pension fund.

    So that’s $18 Million for Police + $79 Million for Teachers = $97 Million.

    McHenry taxpayers owe the Teachers & Police $97 Million Dollars.

    Where’s the plan to get that $97 Million from taxpayers to pay Teacher & Police pensions?

    Good think legislators have been working on that all these years instead of hiking pension benefits and hiking salaries.

  126. $97 Million dollars is not enough though.

    The teachers went on strike to get an additional $375 Thousand dollars.

  127. Well we should clarify.

    State taxpayers owe the $79 Million dollars for McHenry High School Teacher pensions.

    Local taxpayers owe the $18 Million dollars for the McHenry Police pensions.

    There are plenty of other pension IOU’s for McHenry taxpayers though.

    Their share of McHenry Elementary District 15 teachers & administrators (TRS) & non certified workers (IMRF), City of McHenry municipal (IMRF), McHenry County IMRF, McHenry County Sheriff (IMRF SLEP?), McHenry County Conservation District (IMRF), maybe a bit of township (that would be IMRF not all participate though), McHenry Fire Protection District is actually overfunded so no IOU there (it’s a new Downstate Fire pension fund), McHenry County College (SURS & IMRF), McHenry Public Library (probably IMRF), McHenry High School District 156 IMRF, that’s probably about it; do the McHenry Housing Authority employees participate in IMRF or another pension fund?

    Lot of pension IOU’s.

    How good of a job do your elected officials do in notifying you of the money you owe the pension funds and retiree healthcare plans, and bond debt.

    How good of a job did your elected officials do in notifying you of all the salary and benefit hikes over the last 45 years.

    Don’t see much of that in the taxing district PR and glossy fliers.

  128. Many believe we are in this pension mess because the state didn’t make it’s full payment.

    That’s the marketing message from the unions and pension supporters.

    The real reason we are in this mess is because the unions lobbied for legislative benefit hikes and local pay hikes, which hiked the pension contribution.

    Start in 1970, the year the pension sentence was added to the Illinois State Constitution, and track legislative benefit hikes and local pay hikes, all while the pension was underfunded.

    Sickening.

    But the McHenry High School Teachers went on strike to get an additional $375,000 from taxpayers.

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