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Georgia Pre-K teachers to get two more $1,000 bonuses

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 16:52:56-05

ATLANTA (AP) — State-funded prekindergarten and child care teachers in Georgia will get two more rounds of $1,000 bonuses paid from federal coronavirus aid. The Department of Early Care and Learning announced the plan Tuesday. An earlier round of bonuses last year paid a total of $33.4 million to more than 33,000 teachers statewide. Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs says the cost of the three bonus payments will be about $100 million. The state has also been using coronavirus aid to support private child care providers directly because of increased costs and decreased enrollments. The state and public universities made $1,000 bonus payments to K-12 and university employees last year using federal aid.