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‘New Year’ Rings in Change to Salary Reporting Obligations for School Districts

Dec 29, 2011

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Effective January 1, 2012, school districts have only one salary and benefits reporting obligation under The School Code.[1] Public Act 97-259 (the “Act”) repealed School Code Section 10-20.50, which required school districts to create a salary compensation report for every employee holding an administrative certificate and working in that capacity. The Act also amended School Code Section 10-20.47, which now requires the following:

  • School districts are required to annually submit a report to the State Board of Education (ISBE) which details the base salary and benefits[2] for all administrators, including the superintendent, and all teachers by October 1 (previously July 1) of each year.
  • Prior to submission to ISBE, the report must be presented and approved by your school board at a regularly scheduled school board meeting, and then posted on your school district website.

If you require additional information regarding salary reporting obligations, please do not hesitate to contact any RSNLT Labor & Employment attorney.

Catherine R. Locallo, an associate in the firm’s Chicago office prepared this Law Alert.


[1] Note, however, that if a school district employs any IMRF-covered employees, there is an additional posting obligation created by a recent amendment to the Open Meetings Act. See RSNLT Law Alerts dated September 21 and October 31, 2011.

[2] Benefits which must be reported include vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retirement enhancements. RSNLT recommends that you include any other benefits provided to administrators and teachers.