Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 168
Personnel--Teachers and Others
Section 168.515

August 28, 2013


Salary supplement for participants in career plan--method of distribution--amounts--matching funds, contributions--review of career pay--tax levy authorized, when--use of funds.

168.515. 1. Each teacher selected to participate in a career plan established under sections 168.500 to 168.515, who meets the requirements of such plan, may receive a salary supplement, the state's share of which shall be distributed under section 163.031, equal to the following amounts applied to the career ladder entitlement of section 163.031:

(1) Career stage I teachers may receive up to an additional one thousand five hundred dollars per school year;

(2) Career stage II teachers may receive up to an additional three thousand dollars per school year;

(3) Career stage III teachers may receive up to an additional five thousand dollars per school year. All teachers within each stage within the same school district shall receive equal salary supplements.

2. The state may make payments pursuant to section 163.031 to the local school district for the purpose of providing funding to the local school district for the payment of any salary supplements provided for in this section, subject to the availability of funds as appropriated each year and distributed on a matching basis where the percentage of state funding shall be forty percent and the percentage of local funding shall be sixty percent.

3. Not less than every fourth year, beginning with calendar year 1988, the general assembly, through the joint committee established under section 160.254, shall review the amount of the career pay provided for in this section to determine if any increases are necessary to reflect the increases in the cost of living which have occurred since the salary supplements were last reviewed or set.

4. To participate in the salary supplement program established under this section, a school district may submit to the voters of the district a proposition to increase taxes for this purpose. If a school district's current tax rate ceiling is at or above the rate from which an increase would require a two-thirds majority, the school board may submit to the voters of the district a proposition to reduce or eliminate the amount of the levy reduction resulting from section 164.013. If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in favor of the proposition, the board may certify that seventy-five percent of the revenue generated from this source shall be used to implement the salary supplement program established under this section.

5. In no case shall a school district use state funds received under this section nor local revenue generated from a tax established under subsection 4 of this section to comply with the minimum salary requirements for teachers established pursuant to section 163.172.

(L. 1985 H.B. 463, A.L. 1993 H.B. 354 merged with S.B. 380, A.L. 1996 S.B. 795, et al., A.L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969, A.L. 2005 H.B. 297 merged with S.B. 287, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)


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