1.  In each school district of this state (i) that now has or may hereafter have a population of not more than seven hundred thousand and (ii) not less than seventy percent of whose population resides in a city other than a city not within a county which now has or may hereafter have a population of four hundred thousand or more, according to the latest United States decennial census, there is hereby created and established a retirement system for the purpose of providing retirement allowances and related benefits for employees of the employer.  Each such system shall be under the management of a board of trustees herein described, and shall be known as “The Public School Retirement System of (name of school district)”, and by such name all of its business shall be transacted, all of its funds invested, and all of its cash and securities and other property held.  When a school district first satisfies the foregoing population conditions, the board of education shall adopt a resolution certifying the same and take all actions necessary to cause the retirement system to begin operation on the thirtieth day of September following such certification.

 2.  In the event that (i) the population of a school district having a retirement system created hereunder should increase to a number greater than seven hundred thousand, or (ii) the population of the city in which not less than seventy percent of the population of the school district resides should decrease to a number less than four hundred thousand, or (iii) less than seventy percent of the population of the school district should reside in a city having a population of at least four hundred thousand, or (iv) the corporate organization of the school district shall lapse in accordance with subsections 1 and 4 of section 162.081, the retirement system of such school district shall continue to be governed by and subject to sections 169.270 to 169.400 and all other statutes, rules, and regulations applicable to retirement systems in school districts having a population of not more than seven hundred thousand and not less than seventy percent of whose population resides in a city, other than a city not within a county, of four hundred thousand or more, as if the population of such school district and city continued to be within such numerical limits.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 169.280

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 3.  The plan of retirement benefits administered by the retirement system established hereby is intended to be a qualified plan under the provisions of applicable federal law.  The board of trustees shall interpret the statutes governing the retirement system and shall administer the retirement system in all respects consistent with such intent.  The assets of the retirement system shall be held in trust for the exclusive benefit of members and their beneficiaries and for defraying reasonable administrative expenses of the retirement system.  No part of such assets shall, at any time prior to the satisfaction of all liabilities with respect to members and their beneficiaries, be used for or diverted to any purposes other than for such exclusive benefit or for any purpose inconsistent with the requirements of sections 169.270 to 169.400.