Paris, IL. (ECWd) -
In May, we ran an article referencing fines paid to the Teacher's Retirement System by our local school districts.
Data provided by TRS showed a fine for several D95 employees, one of which was Mr. Whitacre. District 95 Superintendent, Connie Sutton, insisted that D95 did not have to pay a fine for Whitacre when he retired, even though TRS provided the information we reported.
Sutton asked TRS to double check their calculations to make sure the school district actually owed what they had already paid.
On September 18, 2015, TRS responded to District 95 with a letter explaining that TRS had previously miscalculated Mr. Whitacre's age and erroneously charged the district $9.896.53.
The letter further states they will be sending a refund check to District 95.
Thanks to Sup. Sutton for questioning data we reported, D95 now has a refund check on the way.