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  161.527.  District not required to reduce operating levy, when — restrictions on administrative costs and salaries — exemptions from restrictions, limitation — extension on exemptions may be submitted to voters. — 1.  If a school district, which has an assessed valuation per average daily attendance equal to or less than the state average assessed valuation per average daily attendance, has transmitted by July fifteenth to the department of elementary and secondary education the report required by section 162.821 and such school district has received a notice pursuant to section 161.525, such school district is not required to reduce its operating levy pursuant to section 164.013 when the district next determines its tax rate in accordance with the provisions of section 164.011.  However, if a school district does not reduce its operating levy as permitted in this subsection, the school district shall not in the current and next school year increase:

  (1)  Its administrative costs; or

  (2)  The aggregate amount of funds paid for salaries of employees of the district.

  2.  The restrictions on increasing administrative costs and funds paid for salaries as provided for in subsection 1 of this section shall continue in the district for each subsequent school year until combined balances in the teachers' and incidental funds at the end of a fiscal year are equal to or exceed three percent of the amount expended from the funds during the previous fiscal year as determined by the department of elementary and secondary education.  Such restrictions provided for in subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to increased expenditures of the district necessary to maintain health insurance coverage for district employees at the same level that may have been provided by the district prior to implementation of the restrictions.  Further, the restrictions shall not apply to increased expenditures of the district necessary to meet the district's share of contributions for employees who are members of the public school retirement system of Missouri, the public school retirement system of the school district of Kansas City, or the public school retirement system of the city of St. Louis.

  3.  The exemption from reduction authorized by subsection 1 of this section shall be limited to two tax years, at which time the district may submit to the voters of the district the question of whether to continue such exemption.

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(L. 1992 S.B. 581 § 3 subsecs. 2, 3, 4, A.L. 1998 S.B. 781, A.L. 2005 S.B. 287)

Effective 7-01-06


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