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Teachers get to spend state money

July 30, 2007

Albany--  For the second year, the state is giving Georgia teachers a little financial assistance to help get their classrooms ready for students.

The state distributed about 123,000 gift cards to school systems all over the state last week. Teachers can use the $100 gift cards to purchase much needed school supplies which they often buy out of their own pockets.

The Dougherty County School System began handing the cards out Monday.

"From what I understand, the experiment that was started last year was very successful. Teachers appreciate the $100 and they spend it on whatever they want provided it's for the education of the children," said DCSS Finance Director Robert Lloyd.

The cards can be used through August 5th and can also be used out of state. Part-time and Pre-Kindergarten teachers aren't eligible for the gift cards.  

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