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?

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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%

CG

  • sandy

    This is vial and completely unsustainable. I’m not just saying this, I mean it; is there any way to simply bring in new teachers and let them strike on while subs take over? Eventually, something different has to be done. These teacher unions cannot always bully kids and taxpayers into getting what they want! Property taxes are disgustingly high and it’s purely due to being strapped with these big salaries and pensions for public employees! Since when did public service become a get rich profession? I just don’t get it.

  • raptureready

    vJust one of the driving forces behind the insolvency of not only the State of Illinois, but most if not all of taxing districts in this State….the pensions of public sector,Union Retirees.

    $141,000 per year is absolutely insane! For doing nothing!! What should be required of union workers is for the member to be responsible for their own retirement just as the rest of us have to. The rest of us don’t get our retirement on the tax payers dime. Instead, we have to rely on our own investments and savings accounts, as well as pray that social security is not bankrupt (a fund that we paid into all our working life.)

    Since this strike began, I have driven past both East and West Campuses and seen the teachers walking back and forth on the sidewalks and frankly, they look like fools. This is a fun outing for the teachers. In the meantime, most of the children are missing out on many of the programs. The sports teams are having to forfeit sports matches. The Marching Band has had to cancel participation in several competitions, just to name a few. Homecoming…canceled. Alumni and students alike are going to miss out this year. So, thank you teachers. You say , “it’s for the children.” That’s a bunch of BS. If you truly cared about the needs of the children, you would get back in the classroom while negotiations continue. If you were truly intellectually honest, you teachers would admit that you are some of the best compensated public employees in the City of McHenry. Even better paid than our Police Officers or out fire fighters. They put their very lives on the line every day they put the uniform on. Yet, the teachers demand they get paid more.

  • Craig

    Good for you for having the courage to unearth what the public sector unions seek so stridently to hide. A comparative to the private sector can be found here: http://www.wirepoints.com/meet-mr-and-ms-average-firefighter-teacher-retired-at-58-cash-value-of-pensions-about-3-5-million-wp-original/

    Please keep in mind who is being asked to pay the increases, and what their situation is, when you opine.

    This is a healthy dialogue.