Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Salary Gaining Attention

A Republican Senator wants Missouri to address teacher recruitment, retention, and salary. The legislation from Rusty Black would create the Teacher Baseline Salary Grant Program, which focuses on improving teacher pay. One provision would increase the minimum teacher salary from the current base minimum of 25 thousand dollars to 38-thousand…

Another provision would create a scholarship program that would encourage aspiring teachers to go to school to enter the education profession. It’s part of legislation that was added to a wide-ranging education package passed by the Missouri Senate.