2022 MRTA End of Session Report

Since the Missouri General Assembly began the 2022 Legislative Session on January 5, 2022, there were more than 2,200 bills introduced. MRTA has monitored and tracked almost 400 bills.  The 2022 Legislative session adjourned for the last time this year on May 13, 2022.  There is good news for the education community regarding the budget. The Missouri General Assembly passed the...
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MO State Budget Approved - Teacher Starting Pay Increased

The Missouri General Assembly passed the $49 billion state budget last week. This budget was the largest budget passed in Missouri history. The budget includes DESE's $10 billion budget. Below are some of the funding increases:   Funds to increase teacher pay, including: Fully funding Governor Parson’s recommendation to increase the baseline teacher salary from $25,000...
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Meet the Staff - Morgan Piening

The Talent Behind the Success of MRTA   MRTA has successfully advocated for Missouri public school teachers and personnel since its inception in 1960. Now, under new leadership, the organization is giving itself an upgrade, reinventing itself with a forward-looking vision to collaborate, grow and strengthen MRTA, especially in a post-Covid environment, where our association was...
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Meet the Staff - Paige Holtmeyer

The Talent Behind the Success of MRTA   MRTA has successfully advocated for Missouri public school teachers and personnel since its inception 1960. Now, under proactive new leadership, the organization is giving itself an upgrade, reinventing itself with a forward-looking vision to collaborate, grow and strengthen MRTA. A key part of this is the MRTA office team. These dedicated...
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