Salary & Research

School finance experts

MSTA's skilled finance consultants are experts in school finance — each with more than 30 years of experience in working with school budgets, the foundation formula, school boards and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Salary workshops

Our specialists offer workshops to help salary committees understand how the school finance process works. They will give you the tools and show you how to use them.

Read a complete description of the workshops we offer throughout the year.

View and register for upcoming salary-related workshops.

Report on the Salary Schedules & Benefits of Missouri Public School Teachers

This invaluable publication summarizes the salary schedule practices of Missouri schools — district by district. It also includes financial facts about Missouri schools, with information on teacher salaries, tax levies, student data and much more.

For your free copy, contact Mandy Henry at


MSTA's finance consultants can tell you exactly what the financial condition of your school district is. Our experts will take you beyond the raw numbers and show you what it all means. They can provide a CTA with:

  • An assessment of new revenue available for salary and fringe benefit enhancement.
  • Suggested ways in which district revenue can be increased.
  • Ways to cut expenditures without sacrificing programs and salaries.
  • Recommended fund balances and ways to reduce excessive fund balances.