DCSD invites retired educators to return to classes while receiving full pension under new Georgia law – On Common Ground News

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is poised to welcome retired educators looking to return to the classroom.

The new legislation allows retired educators to work full-time for DCSD and still receive full retirement benefits from the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Effective July 1, 2022, the Georgia House Bill allows 385 retired educators with at least 30 years of creditable service to return to teaching after a 12-month post-retirement waiting period and earn a full-time salary and maintain their pension.

“We are excited and strongly support this legislation as it means that experienced, highly motivated and uniquely qualified teachers have the opportunity to return to teaching without a negative impact on their earned retirement benefits,” said Tekshia Ward-Smith, DCSD Personnel Manager. “We are urgently looking for retired teachers who are willing to keep doing something great for our students and our communities.”

For Metro Regional Educational Service Agency counties, employment is limited to the math, science and special education content areas (critical areas), the DCSD said in a news release.

Retired educators can verify eligibility and available positions with DCSD by calling 678-676-0005 or emailing Human Resources HB385 in subject to: divisionofhumanresources@dekalbschoolsga.org

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