The Missouri State Board of Education heard a proposal from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to attract and retain teachers in the state.
The proposal would include a boost in the minimum teacher salary to $32 thousand annually and would give all teachers a $4 thousand raise.
The total cost would be around $322 million.
The current minimum salary for teachers in the state of Missouri is $25 thousand.
This plan is based on input gathered by DESE from a stakeholder group