School District 156 Pensions

Teachers are on strike because they feel their contract is unfair.

Teachers are on strike because they feel their contract is unfair.

The teachers are on strike at School District 156 are on strike because they feel their contract is unfair.  It may be.  Earlier I posted all the underpaid teacher salaries and now I am posting all of the retirees pensions.

Home Coming is canceled for the Class of 2016.  I simply ask “is that fair for the graduating class?”  Their senior homecoming is gone… forever.

A few things before we begin.  While I do agree we need to list degrees obtained (Masters and PhDs) they are not made available with the data.  The data is the data.  So for those of you who want this data I suggest you FOIA it and then post it.  I am also willing to post this information if you send it to me.  Also, we all know teachers are special.  They do amazing things everyday with out asking for additional pay or recognition.  So do doctors, nurses, accountants, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, other uniformed personnel, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, fast food workers, gas station attendants, landscapers, public sector workers, private sector workers, union members, non-union members, and pet store owners.  So please stop with the anecdotal stories.

PENSION DATA

There are 107 School District 156 retirees in the McHenry-County-Government-School-Retirees PDF.  Extracting the data is not easy but I did and I am giving it to you in an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  Here is how the data breaks down.

Every year 107 school teachers receive a total of $7,094734 in benefits.
70 of the 107 pensions pay more than $60,000 per year.
37 of the 107 pensions pay less than $60,000 per year.
The average annual pension is $66,305.93.
The average total (estimated) pension is $2,039,617.34.
The total amount paid into the pension fund for the 107 teachers was $10,610,884.
The average retirement age was 58.
To date, the pension fund has paid out $59,885,363.
The projected payout for all current pensions is $218,239,055.
McHenry County has the 29th highest property taxes… in the United States.
McHenry County is losing population every year.

Pensions over $100k

Pensions over $100,000 per year year.

With these pensions you can see, as an example, Dennis Welter gets an annual pension of $100,185.  He paid in $127,029 and retired at age 57.  To date he has received $1,099,212 in pension benefits and is estimated to receive $2,811,007 over his life.  His entire contribution to his estimated benefit ($127,029) is $4.5 percent.

Are these pensions unfair?  Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates?  Are these contributions fair?

Pension above $80k

Pensions over $80,000 but less than $100,000.

Are these pensions unfair?  Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates?  Are these contributions fair?

Pensions over $60,000 but less than $80,000.

Pensions over $60,000 but less than $80,000.

Are these pensions unfair?  Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates?  Are these contributions fair?

Are these pensions unfair? Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates? Are these contributions fair?

Pensions over $40,000 but less than $60,000.

Are these pensions unfair?  Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates?  Are these contributions fair?

Pensions under $40k

Pensions under $40,000.

Are these pensions unfair?  Can the taxpayers and the free market continue to support these kinds of contribution rates?  Are these contributions fair?

Are these pensions in line with a private sector pension?

Pension XLS Button

SCHOOL DISTRICT 156 RETIREES

Name
Current Annual
Pension
Member Contributions to Pension Fund
Age at
Retirement
Total Pension Collected to Date
Estimated Lifetime Pension Payout*
Employee
Contribution
% of Est. Lifetime Payout
Kelly, Michael R
$141,916
$25,364
60
$1,472,585
$3,486,659
0.70%
Lane, Teresa A
$129,894
$183,460
55
$405,746
$5,413,573
3.40%
Wolter, Norbert F
$129,483
$163,698
56
$1,234,877
$4,052,633
4.00%
Johnson, O Gregory
$126,225
$42,116
55
$1,275,082
$4,021,946
1.00%
Swinney, Gina R
$111,822
$198,099
55
$177,673
$4,978,305
4.00%
Carl, Thomas J
$109,334
$143,063
56
$1,042,721
$3,422,011
4.20%
Shanahan, Michael L
$104,494
$150,816
58
$938,195
$3,044,470
5.00%
Welter, Dennis L
$100,185
$127,029
57
$1,099,212
$2,811,007
4.50%
Scott, Toby L
$96,930
$116,384
56
$1,053,612
$2,856,403
4.10%
Wilson, Brian G
$96,914
$142,976
56
$714,126
$3,318,246
4.30%
Kyle, Earl III
$95,425
$130,353
55
$964,356
$3,040,959
4.30%
Usrey, Linda C
$94,948
$150,017
58
$711,749
$2,934,902
5.10%
Varda, William J
$91,206
$167,003
59
$231,719
$3,191,624
5.20%
Stumbris, Anthony D
$90,228
$129,325
60
$812,985
$2,354,654
5.50%
Wheeler, James G
$89,978
$169,565
58
$241,876
$3,339,503
5.10%
Zimmerman, Susan K
$89,366
$111,723
57
$791,642
$2,736,379
4.10%
Mathis, Raymond R Jr.
$89,336
$139,284
56
$588,474
$3,150,311
4.40%
Doran, Robert J
$89,225
$141,636
59
$667,416
$2,609,097
5.40%
Boland, Daniel J
$89,146
$128,154
59
$863,521
$2,386,698
5.40%
Potthoff, Drew P
$88,618
$160,048
55
$317,548
$3,734,045
4.30%
Maule, Marcia
$88,007
$134,229
56
$571,399
$3,095,128
4.30%
Everitt, Kathleen J
$87,413
$113,897
55
$692,729
$3,041,540
3.70%
Davisson, Lori E
$87,352
$195,913
58
$147,699
$3,332,474
5.90%
Meding, Barbara A
$86,932
$106,778
57
$837,786
$2,590,061
4.10%
Zaccagnini, Pamela A
$86,420
$150,107
55
$420,961
$3,396,093
4.40%
Zack, Philip J
$86,168
$133,333
59
$648,856
$2,523,999
5.30%
Clark, Margaret S
$85,799
$121,053
62
$769,566
$1,987,225
6.10%
Winkel, Mary
$85,550
$112,846
55
$864,560
$2,726,272
4.10%
Farrell, Wilbur W
$85,359
$106,253
54
$801,221
$2,945,165
3.60%
Klopfenstein, Kevin L
$85,268
$123,023
55
$736,682
$2,878,340
4.30%
Horgan, Martin J
$82,141
$128,862
56
$727,646
$2,650,933
4.90%
Callahan, Daniel R
$81,965
$118,347
60
$738,531
$2,139,010
5.50%
Crambes, George
$80,925
$159,452
63
$277,628
$2,172,441
7.30%
Ludwigsen, Robert W
$80,580
$121,960
57
$654,303
$2,541,041
4.80%
Noyes, William R
$80,545
$117,150
58
$663,967
$2,416,748
4.80%
Marcello, Elizabeth
$80,459
$91,924
54
$865,759
$2,616,673
3.50%
Pinshower, Charles J
$80,328
$156,267
60
$413,675
$2,431,268
6.40%
Flint, Dianne L
$80,210
$162,682
65
$54,120
$2,068,751
7.90%
Parks, Ronald A
$80,131
$156,166
61
$345,428
$2,358,073
6.60%
Miller, Barbara
$80,014
$102,120
55
$693,638
$2,703,329
3.80%
Mullen, Martin R
$79,957
$109,977
55
$815,831
$2,555,824
4.30%
Platacis, Wilnis
$79,655
$111,188
58
$652,452
$2,385,869
4.70%
Quick, Peggy G
$79,101
$71,854
57
$1,207,112
$1,813,219
4.00%
Trembly, Gary L
$78,985
$103,778
55
$851,097
$2,443,198
4.20%
Woodall, Christine B
$78,877
$192,729
58
$51,708
$3,092,641
6.20%
Demick-Noyes, Amanda S
$76,434
$141,968
55
$434,673
$2,915,181
4.90%
Meyers, Ellen R
$76,167
$75,250
55
$1,162,343
$1,936,135
3.90%
Toalson, William N
$75,533
$103,857
57
$876,438
$2,056,090
5.10%
Kraft, Karen L
$75,267
$108,687
57
$720,330
$2,237,483
4.90%
Wakefield, Ross
$75,193
$120,503
55
$659,596
$2,548,202
4.70%
Cuda, Charles
$74,931
$52,916
63
$1,364,388
$1,364,388
3.90%
Smith, Joel L
$74,917
$102,717
56
$820,269
$2,213,643
4.60%
Wheeler, Karen L
$74,341
$144,136
55
$474,291
$2,744,431
5.30%
Schmitt, Ronald J
$73,821
$137,141
55
$585,098
$2,568,703
5.30%
Partenheimer, Elvin J
$73,649
$70,000
56
$1,161,452
$1,725,782
4.10%
Sytsma, John R
$73,390
$100,570
56
$650,124
$2,368,512
4.20%
Stumbris, Debra A
$73,012
$144,534
54
$413,734
$3,075,697
4.70%
Wirtz, Patrick F
$72,418
$113,453
57
$588,030
$2,283,661
5.00%
Halloran, Kathleen E
$71,919
$129,556
59
$245,035
$2,441,202
5.30%
Pettit, Pamela A
$70,887
$127,748
55
$402,262
$2,842,635
4.50%
Morner, Cecilia M
$70,755
$71,752
55
$808,562
$2,124,526
3.40%
McEvoy, Jill M
$69,887
$182,425
59
$46,009
$2,594,052
7.00%
Turcotte, Emily M
$69,788
$137,012
66
$177,303
$1,584,010
8.60%
Rankin, Jerald R
$69,278
$151,223
56
$656,614
$2,164,211
7.00%
Mihevc, David
$69,207
$75,360
53
$1,051,854
$1,938,248
3.90%
Rosio, Eugene A
$67,251
$68,077
61
$995,257
$1,203,125
5.70%
Marks, Patricia A
$67,008
$109,159
55
$815,197
$1,960,113
5.60%
Gray, Charles G
$66,589
$75,970
54
$1,016,175
$1,779,546
4.30%
Kirchherr, Wm C Jr.
$63,522
$92,127
62
$376,244
$1,656,659
5.60%
Ludwig, Kenneth
$62,889
$50,087
55
$1,107,236
$1,370,340
3.70%
Jones, Peter M
$61,955
$157,274
55
$490,981
$2,155,733
7.30%
Ames, Louette A
$58,666
$67,452
58
$895,266
$1,274,742
5.30%
Ribskis, Linda F
$58,393
$147,145
60
$39,400
$2,049,663
7.20%
Luckett, David A
$57,070
$48,738
51
$895,043
$1,704,988
2.90%
Rabbitt, Richard M
$56,884
$45,415
61
$1,076,943
$1,076,943
4.20%
Sheehan, Bonnie H
$52,009
$97,019
64
$267,837
$1,235,151
7.90%
Cina, George
$50,685
$40,027
60
$945,650
$945,650
4.20%
Aweve, Beverly S
$49,785
$74,911
50
$747,065
$1,597,699
4.70%
Larimer, Kathleen M
$49,256
$130,948
58
$33,235
$1,932,200
6.80%
Beling, Geert E
$47,303
$15,079
61
$368,363
$1,248,139
1.20%
Winkel, Bill J
$46,358
$100,107
55
$561,756
$1,353,845
7.40%
Eickenberg, Thomas
$42,719
$70,396
50
$640,871
$1,370,780
5.10%
Jones, Linda C
$42,696
$96,855
62
$69,028
$1,293,393
7.50%
Vander Wal, Marilyn
$40,629
$73,394
63
$175,144
$1,059,298
6.90%
Zid, James R
$39,045
$84,275
65
$168,050
$894,236
9.40%
Hintz, Phillip A
$38,285
$69,251
63
$286,398
$884,331
7.80%
Novell, Michael D
$38,237
$64,545
55
$268,234
$1,364,727
4.70%
Beckel, Carolyn M
$35,582
$81,393
55
$333,988
$1,167,113
7.00%
Kite, Martha P
$32,650
$70,102
60
$164,504
$984,568
7.10%
Brockman, Alice L
$29,704
$64,833
63
$200,609
$708,144
9.20%
Huck, Katherine R
$28,598
$23,485
59
$592,241
$592,241
4.00%
Kubisiak, Gloria E
$28,582
$29,788
60
$270,962
$717,345
4.20%
Drake, Barbara L
$27,211
$70,724
62
$138,115
$730,279
9.70%
Vitale, Sandra A
$23,367
$31,411
60
$80,864
$750,944
4.20%
Delemont, Marjorie G
$21,966
$47,519
60
$106,845
$658,550
7.20%
Brice, Mariellyn M
$20,793
$41,516
65
$230,653
$365,152
11.40%
Stueber, Penelope J
$19,360
$40,279
50
$290,515
$621,303
6.50%
Klink, Joseph R
$14,981
$13,641
60
$97,845
$423,864
3.20%
Gamble, Duane O
$14,907
$18,151
61
$314,530
$314,530
5.80%
DeRenzis, Ronald S
$12,481
$34,093
62
$74,578
$326,160
10.50%
Hendrix, Betty A
$11,173
$23,652
72
$73,453
$132,772
17.80%
Betts, Sandra L
$10,598
$6,756
62
$69,761
$266,868
2.50%
Luzum, Lyle F
$9,375
$5,885
62
$38,447
$257,952
2.30%
Watrous, Mary
$5,116
$6,947
60
$68,989
$108,190
6.40%
Jannotta-Smits, Muriel E
$4,336
$6,486
61
$87,500
$87,500
7.40%
Martella, Sharon E
$2,227
$806
62
$1,484
$69,478
1.20%
Jensen, Catherine A
$885
$2,357
60
$2,233
$29,269
8.10%

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