Teachers across the state will receive financial assistance for school supplies as Georgia students begin returning to class next week. Governor Brian Kemp announced a statewide “back-to-school supply supplement” of $125 for educators.
Funding comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Assistance Program.
All full-time public school teachers and staff who provide instructional or student support services on a daily basis are eligible for this supplement.
The governor said the funding is intended to support educators who are still struggling with pandemic-induced learning loss in the classroom.
“This summer has been a working summer for all of my team members and our partners dedicated to Georgia students, their safety, and their academic and career success,” Governor Brian Kemp said.. “As millions of students and educators prepare to return to the classroom next week, Marty and I want to assure Georgian families that the Kemp administration has continued its efforts to foster safe learning environments. Thanks 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 distance or remote learning. learning deficit caused by the pandemic. When it comes to protecting our children and their bright future, we will not give up or slow down. This work will continue into the new school year and beyond.