National Board Certification District Incentives
Please check with individual school district liaisons regarding candidate support and incentives as this list may not reflect recent developments. This is a partial list:
BLUE SPRINGS: The school district provides NBCTs with a 5% increase of their salary (not the base) for the life of the certificate.
COLUMBIA: National Board Certification has been accepted for Columbia's Career Ladder Program. Teachers achieving NBC and who meet the Career Ladder requirements move directly to Step 3 adding $5,000 to their salary. NBC candidates are also allowed to use 5-6 substitute days for portfolio preperation.
CRAWFORD COUNTY R-I: National Board Certified Teachers are placed in the highest column on the salary schedule.
FERGUSON-FLORISSANT: Upon certification, teachers receive a one-time $1,000.
FRANCIS HOWELL: Upon certification, teachers receive an annual $3,000 for the life of the certificate. Prior to 2009, teachers received $5,000 and those teachers are grandfathered at earlier amount.
GRAIN VALLEY: The school district offers NBCTs an annual $3,000 stipend for the life of the certificate.
HAZELWOOD: Beginning with the 2002-03 school year, a $3,000 stipend will be added to the annual scheduled salary each year for all teachers holding National Board Certification.
INDEPENDENCE: Educators holding National Board Certification will be recognized by the district at the highest step on the pay scale.
JEFFERSON CITY: The Jefferson City Public Schools offers to NBCTs a flat rate each year of $2,135.00.
KANSAS CITY: National Board Certified Teachers are provided annual $2,000 stipend for the life of the certificate.
MEHLVILLE: National Board Certified Teachers are paid an annual stipend of $1000 for the life of the certificate.
PARK HILL: The district awards National Board Certified Teachers with an annual $8,000 stipend for the life of the certificate. The district also provides assistance to candidates.
PARKWAY: The district provides provides financial assistance for National Board candidates. The district awards certified NBT a stipend of $3,000 at year for ten years.
PATTONVILLE: National Board Certified Teachers receive an annual $1,000 for three years in addition to the support candidates are given throughout their portfolio preparation.
PLEASANT HILL: National Board Certified Teachers receive $3,000 annual for the life of the certificate.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR: The district awards each National Board Certified Teacher with a one-time $1,500 stipend.
RICHMOND: National Board Certified Teachers are paid an annual $1,750 for the life of the certificate.
ROCKWOOD: Any teacher achieving National Board Certification will receive $5,000 per year for the life of the certificate. The district also offers additional resources to support teachers completing the process, including a stipend for Candidate Support Providers – CSP’s (trained NBCT’s) to support other candidates.
SMITHVILLE R-II: National Board Certified Teachers are provided with $1,500 for the first year, $2,000 for the second year and $3,000 for the years remaining on the certification.
SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: National Board Certified Teachers are paid an annual stipend equal to the Ph.D./Ed. D. stipend. If the state enacts legislation to award National Board Certified Teachers, the district will only pay for the difference between the state stipend and the district stipend.
ST LOUIS: Beginning with the 2001-2002 school year, the District, in agreement with the St. Louis Federation, will provide an annual $5,000 stipend to teachers achieving National Board Certification.