Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 6:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2022 at 8:38 AM EDT
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (CBS46) - Parents, it’s time to send your students back to school.
On Friday, Governor Brian Kemp kicked off the new school year in Henry County. During his visit, he announced a new reward, the “Back to School Supply Supplement for Teachers,” which gives a $125 supplement to help all public school teachers statewide cover some of their expenses.
Today, @GAFirstLady & I were with @OLH_HCS teachers in @HenryCounty to celebrate the up-coming year, thank them for their dedication & hard work, & announce that we are giving every full-time, public school instructor in Georgia a $125 classroom supply supplement this Fall! pic.twitter.com/KXab3Wg7b4
According to a nationwide survey from adoptaclassroom.org, teachers spend an average of $750 out of pocket on classroom supplies.
The “Back-to-School Supply Supplement” will be provided to all full-time, public-school teachers and staff members. All eligible Georgia educators will receive communications from ClassWallet in the coming days.