There are two schools of thought when it comes to paying school administrators: those who believe the people responsible for educating our youth are worth every penny, and those who believe educators are highly overpaid.
In Naperville, salary increases this time around are 3.75 percent for top administrators in District 203, and 3 to 4 percent in District 204. The superintendents will make $196K in 203 and $225K in 204. Other top 10 administrators will earn between $120,000 and $150,000 each.
These are base salaries and do not include the costs of benefits like health care or pensions.
We say: It's good work if you can get it. Quality people are needed to maintain the excellence in Naperville schools. The raises are fair, but overall we'd like to see the state Legislature address some of the loopholes that lead to lucrative retirement packages for school administrators.
What do you think? Are administrator salaries a fair shake or a raw deal for taxpayers?