Ready to Retire?

A Guide to the KCPSRS Retirement Process

Are you ready to retire?  Click here to watch a video and find out.  And be sure to read the rest of this page for additional information.

Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you to take the next steps in your life’s journey.

Before you begin…

Schedule an Appointment:
Call the KCPSRS office at 816-472-5800 or email your Benefits Administrator & Educator, at

Retirement Checklist

Be prepared to discuss:

Be prepared to bring the following documentation to your scheduled appointment:

Due Dates

Your retirement application must be on file with KCPSRS no less than 30 days and no more than 90 days prior to your anticipated effective retirement date. For instance if you were to retire at the end of the school year (May 31st) your effective retirement date would be June 1st. Your appointment with the Retirement Specialist should be scheduled between March 1st and April 30th. The chart below illustrates retirement application submission and deadline dates for specific retirement dates.

If you need help with any part of the retirement process, our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, where you can:

Visit this website anytime to find the latest news and check your personal account.