Z Gram 07: Highlights of Barrington 220 Teachers Contract as of Dec 31, 2012 includes contractual $100+ hourly rates.

Contractual Fringe benefits:


  1. Sabbatical leave up to one full school year for such activities as study, travel, writing or other professional activities. This is after working all of 6 years without having any sabbatical leave. Salary and insurance are provided during sabbatical and promotion continues upon return.
  2. Sick leave up to an amazing 23 days per year out of a 182 day contract.
  3. Three “personal days” per year. If you don’t use the personal days you get 6 days sick leave credit.
  4. Bereavement leave up to 5 days.
  5. Tuition credits of $160 per semester hour. This gives teachers something to do during the summer when, of course, they are not working. And every free semester hour boosts their pay.
  6. School paid disability insurance.
  7. 100% school paid PPO health insurance for teacher and 50% of upgrade from single to family coverage.
    Note that “children” up to age 30 may be covered under the family insurance plan. Only in the public school system is a 30 year-old still a child.
  8. School paid $50,000 life insurance.
  9. School pays 80% of dental insurance.
  10. A “service recognition benefit” upon retirement of up to $39,600 calculated at $1,200/yr. of service. A Six figure pension is apparently not enough.



Work Day:
From the contract:

“Section 14.

The school day for students will be as follows:
High School – 7:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.;

Middle School – 7:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.;

Elementary School – 9:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.;

Pre-K and Kindergarten – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:10p.m. to 3:40 p.m.; and

Extended Day Kindergarten – 9:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

The regularly scheduled day for teachers in the Extended Kindergarten Program will end ten (10) minutes after the end of the regular afternoon kindergarten session.”

So after deducting 45 minutes for their guaranteed lunch period and adding 10 minutes before and after school (yes they have to be there 10 minutes before the students and 10 minutes after the students leave) we have about 7hrs/day for HS and MS, about 6 hrs., 45 minutes for ES and 5 hrs., 15 minutes for Kindergarten.

Contractual Work Hours – Put ‘em on ObamaCare:

The contract calls for a 182 day work year not counting Sick Leave (up to 23 days), personal Days (3 days) or Bereavement days (5 days).

So Annual Contract Hours are as follows:

  1. High School and Middle school: 182 * 7hrs. per day = 1,274 hours or 32 forty-hour weeks.
  2. Elementary School: 182 * 6.75hrs. per day = 1,228 hours or 31 forty-hours weeks.
  3. Kindergarten: 182 * 5.25hrs. per day = 956 or 24 forty-hour weeks per year.

If you netted out the sick-days, personal days etc. the rates would be even higher.

Note under ObamaCare teachers could be considered part-time since their contracts call for less than 30 hrs./week on average.


Top 10 Contractual Hourly Rates:


 Contract Salary

 Contract Work Hours

 Hourly Rate


Berger, Bruce A       155,018          1,274             122 Reading
Lynn, Jon L       145,800          1,274             114 Drama/Theatre Arts
De Fano, Robert M       141,522          1,274             111 Physical Education
O’Toole, Timothy K       141,185          1,274             111 Basic and/or General Math
Rankhorn, Kathleen       140,211          1,274             110 Guidance Counselor
Gruber, Margaret A       140,043             956             146 Elementary (K-5 Only)
Scheid, Catherine       139,628          1,274             110 General Science
Peterson, Perry E       139,385          1,274             109 Physical Education
Pinnow, Paul R       137,468          1,274             108 Learning Behavior Specialist
Martin, Katherine L       136,211          1,274             107 Art