R-3 Teacher Pay Effort Successful

Teacher salaries in Kirksville R-3 schools have improved a lot in the last six years:

Time was, the district was in the middle of the pack for teacher pay among all northeast Missouri schools, and near the bottom for schools our size across the state. Now Kirksville schools boast the highest-paid teachers in northeast Missouri. Six years ago, the school board started making a focused effort on revamping its salary schedule to attract and retain higher-quality educators. During that time, annual pay for a starting teacher has gone up by 7-thousand dollars, a 26-percent increase. While it’s the highest in northeast Missouri, the increase still puts Kirksville just above the middle of the pack when compared to the other 30 districts our size in the state.