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PSRS Celebrates 70 Years Serving Members

The Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) marks its 70th year this July. As we celebrate this achievement, we reflect on the many ways the System has changed over the years, and how our dedication to providing outstanding service and retirement security to our membership has remained constant.

Since 1946, the Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) has been dedicated to these goals:


In May 1945, Governor Forrest C. Donnell signed into law the Public School Retirement Act of Missouri, which established the Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) effective July 1, 1946. Missouri was the 47th state to adopt legislation leading to a statewide teacher retirement system.

Meeting the Needs of a Growing Membership

While our goals have not changed, many aspects of the Retirement System have changed since 1946.

Keeping Benefits Aligned with the Times

Over the years, PSRS benefits have also improved.

Maintaining Best-in-Class Member Service

We continue to deliver better, more convenient ways for our members to interact with us and stay informed about their Retirement System and benefits. We pride ourselves on providing personal service and helpful information to our members at all stages of their careers.

Some Things Never Change

The purpose of PSRS remains simple: to provide members and their families with a reliable and stable source of retirement income, disability and survivor benefits.

We look forward to continuing the tradition of providing reliable retirement benefits to Missouri's dedicated public school teachers for the next 70 years, and beyond.

A Glimpse of the World When PSRS was New

What was it like in in 1946?

And at PSRS in 1946…

My, how things have changed!