ATLANTA– As schools and child care programs across the state prepare for the start of the 2022-2023 school year, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs announced that all Eligible teachers and child care workers in Georgia will receive a second $125 “Back to School Refueling Supplement” through the US bailout. A previous supplement was distributed in spring 2022.
“As we head into a new school year, we will not stop working to provide our educators with the tools they need to set their students on the path to successful lifelong learning,” Kemp said. “We hope this back-to-school supplies supplement will help provide needed resources as they prepare their classrooms and welcome children into safe, secure and productive learning environments.”
“These supplements are designed to support a safe and comprehensive return to in-person learning and for educators who are still struggling with pandemic-caused learning loss in the classroom,” Commissioner Jacobs said. “We are excited to work with the governor’s office to provide this continued support to all eligible teachers and child care staff in Georgia.”
The “Back to School Supply Supplement” will be provided to all child care teachers and select staff, as well as working home child care learning home providers to provide instruction and support services directly to students on a daily basis. It will be $125.00 for each eligible staff member to purchase materials, supplies or other items that can be used for age-appropriate educational purposes and that support learning, growth or development. student development. These permitted educational purposes are to improve instructional materials, remedy learning loss, or further the education of students.
For child care programs, each staff member in an eligible role who has received a POWER Round 3 payment will automatically receive this classroom grant. For the Georgia pre-K program, pre-K home and assistant teacher eligibility will be determined by August teacher data.
Staff members will not receive funds directly. Instead, funds are accessed and must be spent through a provider called ClassWallet. Through the ClassWallet website, recipients may purchase supplies and materials only from vendors approved by DECAL. Funds must be spent by October 31, 2022. Eligible staff members will receive an email directly from ClassWallet that will include instructions for accessing the funds.
For more information about ClassWallet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.