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Kemp Reveals $ 1,000 Bonus for Georgia Faculty Employees


ATLANTA (WRDW / WAGT) – Governor Brian Kemp and Superintendent of State Schools Richard Woods are planning a one-time bonus of $ 1,000 for every K-12 public school teacher and school-level employee in the state.

The funds are allocated to the school districts and must be spent on bonus payments.

Kemp revealed the proposal in his state speech on Thursday, and Woods will officially recommend it for approval at the Georgia Board of Education meeting on February 18.

“Our teachers and school staff have done an exceptional job over the past 10 months,” Woods said in a statement. “At the start of the pandemic, they essentially reinvented the education system within a weekend and have continued to show up virtually or in person for their students ever since.”

He called the bonuses a tangible gesture of gratitude and a way to keep staff.

Payments come from two sources:

  • About $ 60 million from the governor’s office.
  • Approximately $ 180 million from the Georgia Department of Education’s reserve portion to the CARES 2 Economic Fund.

State officials will provide additional details to school districts as they become available.

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