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Districts May Not Have To Pay More To Retirement System

Posted: December 21, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

The first question for George Hopkins, director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, was whether school districts will have to pay for a proposed 1 percent increase in contributions to the system

By The Numbers

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

Active Members: 76,478

Retirees: 36,042

Working retirees: 3,994

Oldest ATRS member: 107 years old

Number of retirees more than 100 years old: 21

Number of retirees between 90 and 99 years old: 728

Estimated value as of 9-30-12: $11.7 billion

Source: Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

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