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

Georgia Pre-K teachers to get two more $1,000 bonuses
Georgia Pre-K teachers to get two more $1,000 bonuses(WDAM)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 4:29 AM CST
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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.

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