Schoolgirl writing in classroom lesson in primary school

A tax levy increase for the Bolivar school district will be on the April ballot.

The money would go to the district’s operating levy and be used to raise teacher’s salaries.

School board members Paula Hubbert says Missouri has the lowest statutory salary for any teacher in the country.

Superintendent Doctor Richard Asbill says the district does not qualify for the state grant to raise the base salary to $38,000 dollars.