Oak Park school approve 3-percent increase for administrators, support staff

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

Last month, the District 200 Board of Education approved 2.5 percent pay increases for administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School. This month, elementary school District 97 approved a 3 percent increase for its administrators, principals and assistants, and support staff for the 2013-2014 school year. The salaries include:

Therese O'Neill, assist. superintendent (finance and operations) $150,034

Michael Padavic, director of special education $136,617

Lisa Schwartz, director of instruction and assessment $108,150

Felicia Starks-Turner, director of administrative services $108,150


Todd Fitzgerald (Julian) $123,600

Michael Michowski (Brooks) $123,600

Sheila Carter (Hatch) $132,454

Angela Dolezal (Longfellow) $112,574

John Hodge (Irving) $117,641

Catherine Hamilton (Lincoln) $121,067

Sam LeDeaux (Mann) $103,000

Carol Young (Whittier) $136,978

Jonathan Ellwanger (Beye) $117,641

Sue Ellen Hackmiller (Holmes) $108,184

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Posted: July 24th, 2013 11:55 AM

Actually, the D200 increases for 3-4x that amount. When comparing some new salaries to the salaries on the OPFRHS website, it looks like two of the Asst Sups received over 10% increases. Two Asst Prin received 8% raises. The new head of Finance and Ops makes $30K less than the outgoing one, but it seems the district is intent on redistributing those savings amongst themselves (or hiding the Asst Sup raises in teh gross budget $).

Going Broke from the Real World  

Posted: July 24th, 2013 11:35 AM

Hello, if anybody is listening, in the world I live in, they stopped giving out automatic annual 3 percent raises when the recession started, for both private sector employees and school workers.

Resident #2485 from Oak Park  

Posted: July 24th, 2013 8:02 AM

Principals in D97 make less than driver's ed teachers in the high school. (insert eye roll)

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