Rogers Middle School students arrive for school on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Affton district school changed its start time to 8 a.m. from 7:10 a.m. this year.
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JEFFERSON CITY — A $400 million proposal to give Missouri teachers a big pay raise has a strong endorsement from state education officials. The only problem: No way to fund it — yet.
In December, officials in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recommended that all public school teachers get a $4,000 pay raise, while also raising the legally required minimum pay to $32,000 a year from $25,000. That would cost $322 million.