Indiana has a superintendent who was able to get a $1 Million retirement package.
it wasn’t until this month that board members realized just how lucrative that deal was, to the tune of more than $1 million.
Thompson, 64, who retired in December after 15 years with the district, already has received more than $800,000 of his retirement deal, which included a year’s base pay at more than $225,000, as well as contract provisions that kicked in hundreds of thousands ..
This is not the only way ex-superintendents get rich off the taxpayers:
- Retired superintendent of New Trier Township High School District Hank Bangser, collects a $261,681 state pension, while working as a school superintendent in Southern California’s Ojai Unified School District making $170,000. His total annual compensation: $431,681.
- Retired Wheaton Superintendent Gary Catalani receives a $237,195 Illinois state pension while earning another $195,000 from the Scottsdale, Arizona school district. His total annual compensation: $432,195.
- Retired South Cook superintendent Eric King receives a $166,608 Illinois state pension and earns another $168,343 salary as the superintendent of the Muncie, Indiana school district, for a total of $334,951.
- Retired East Maine Superintendent Kathleen Williams receives a $177,711 Illinois state pension, and earns another $156,000 in Wausau, Wisconsin. Her total compensation: $333,711.
- Retired Superintendent Rebecca van der Bogert collects a $169,050 Illinois state pension, another $21,974 from Massachusetts, and currently works in Florida as the head of the Palm Beach Day Academy.
- Retired superintendent of the Oak Park and River Forest Districts Attila Weniger, receives an Illinois state pension of $180,302 while earning another $149,500 as the superintendent of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools District in Wisconsin, for a total of $329,802.