ATLANTA — Georgia teachers stocking up on supplies for the new school year will receive state assistance.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that every full-time Georgia public school teacher will receive a $125 supplement to help them get their students back to in-person learning as they emerge from the pandemic.
The money will be provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Assistance Program, a federal pandemic relief fund created by Congress in 2020.
“With wise investments and policies that empower families while supporting teachers, students and faculty will return to the classroom stronger and safer than ever for the first full school year unaffected by remote learning or remotely,” Kemp said Friday during a back-to-school event at Ola High School in McDonough.
“We hope this $125 ‘Back to School Supply Supplement’ will aid in these efforts and help us close the learning loss gap caused by the pandemic.”
The supplement will also go to school staff who work to provide teaching and support services directly to students.
The money can be used to purchase materials, supplies, or other items that can be used to supplement school materials, address learning loss, or mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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