Kemp seeks $2,000 bonuses for teachers soon to speed raise

Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon...
Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon as possible. He plans to ask lawmakers to give teachers a one-time $2,000 bonus before the current budget year ends.(WALB)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 10:48 AM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon as possible. He plans to ask lawmakers to give teachers a one-time $2,000 bonus before the current budget year ends.

Information obtained by The Associated Press shows the amount would then become a permanent part of teacher salaries when the next budget year begins July 1.

Kemp also plans to seek a one-time $2,000 payment to other full-time K-12 employees who aren’t teachers. He wants to pay a $1,000 bonus to part-time school employees, school nurses, bus drivers and cafeteria workers. The person who provided Kemp’s remarks spoke on condition of anonymity.

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