GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- After learning Thursday that 2012 property tax collections have come in slightly above the amount anticipated, the Gwinnett County Board of Education voted to use $4.3 million to give all full-time employees with benefit-eligibility a one-time salary adjustment.
In November, eligible employees will receive a salary adjustment in the amount equal to one full day's earning at his or her current daily rate.
The average GCPS teacher will receive a one-time payment of about $300.
School leaders said they want teachers to stay positive despite possibilities of further budget cuts.
Chief Human Resources Officer Frances Davis said she can understand the frustration of district employees.
"You have morale issues from teachers who are concerned about the economic environment that educators are facing," Davis said Thursday during a work session. "They've not had a raise in four or five years ... but great leaders continue to engage our staff, and we're doing our best to support them. We will get through these tough times."
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)