MSBA member districts can rely on MSBA for assistance in navigating the complicated area of labor relations and collective bargaining. MSBA's goal is to help school boards successfully build constructive relationships and negotiate effectively with employees and their representatives. To reach this goal, MSBA provides member districts the following information, training and services.
School Personnel Information Database and Employment Resources (SPIDER): an all-inclusive personnel resource for Missouri public schools.
- School Personnel Information Database (SPID) The raw information your district needs to set salaries, compare benefits and make policy decisions in an easy-to-use, searchable format. The database includes information on teachers, extra-duty assignments, paraprofessionals and administrators.
- School Personnel Information Database Archive The raw information your district needs to set salaries, compare benefits and make policy decisions in an easy-to-use, searchable format. The database includes information on teachers, extra-duty assignments, paraprofessionals, administrators, bus drivers and mechanics, clerical staff, custodians and maintenance workers and nurses.
- Labor Agreement Bank Collectively bargained agreements entered into by Missouri public schools sortable by district, enrollment and region.
- Salary Schedule Bank Salary schedules of teachers and non-certificated staff available for electronic viewing sortable by district, enrollment and employee classification.
- Missouri School Employment News newsletter — An electronic newsletter covering state and federal laws impacting personnel decisions made by Missouri public schools.
- Sample Contracts and Job Descriptions — Examples of job descriptions of a variety of school-specific job classifications.
- Missouri Law
- MSBA Policies
- Missouri-Specific Articles and Guidance
- Articles and Guidance From Other States or National Organizations
Note: Links to these articles are provided so that MSBA member districts may access timely and relevant information and guidance on unionization, bargaining, and managing labor contracts. Not all opinions conform to MSBA's Legislative Platform. There are some references to laws outside Missouri that do not apply to Missouri school districts.