PERS actuaries predict that school district payroll rates will double between 2009 and 2017 even with SB 822 and its companion provision to skip payments into the system. By 2017-2019 rates above and beyond 2009-2011 levels will cost school districts statewide $1 billion more each biennium, or the equivalent of 4,500 teachers, and will remain at these high levels through 2029.  Read more