kcpsrs retirement plans

About Us

The Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) created in 1944, is governed by the statutes of the state of Missouri.

KCPSRS is designed to provide a significant and stable source of retirement, disability and survivor benefits for the employees of the Kansas City, Missouri School District; the Kansas City Public Library; the charter schools within the boundaries of the Kansas City Missouri School District; and the Retirement System. KCPSRS is a Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan providing lifetime retirement benefits to qualified members based on a calculation formulas set by Missouri law.

A twelve-member board of trustees is responsible for the overall administration of KCPSRS. The System is funded by employee and employer contributions and investment earnings.


The Kansas City Public School Retirement System works to fulfill the expectation of a secure retirement for employees of Kansas City’s School District, charter schools and Public Library.

Core Values

In pursuit of our mission, our work is guided and informed by four core values.