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Gwinnett County Public Schools to provide $1,000 payment to all active, benefit-eligible employees

November 18, 2020

     At its November 18, 2021, meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved a one-time salary adjustment of $1,000 to all active, benefit-eligible employees. This salary adjustment will be paid in a lump sum and included in these employees’ December 2021 monthly paycheck.

     In making their decision to approve this payment, School Board members indicated their support for this effort and their appreciation to GCPS employees for the work they have done and continue to do in this challenging year.

     Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts was pleased to recommend this well-deserved payment to GCPS employees. He explains, “For the third school year, our employees have done a remarkable job of addressing the needs of students during the pandemic. This one-time payment is one way we can say ‘thank you’ for their hard work and their commitment to our students and to this school district. Just as our employees are committed to the district, GCPS is committed to its employees and wants to be sure they know that they are appreciated and valued.

     “GCPS employees are simply the best and we must continue to look for ways to appropriately compensate all of our employees. With that in mind, I have asked for an evaluation of our salary schedules. As a district we want to ensure that each and every member of Team GCPS is appreciated and fairly and appropriately compensated for all that they do for our students, our schools, and our community. Gwinnett County Public Schools cares for its staff members and is committed to remaining an employer of choice that can continue to recruit and retain the highest quality of employees.”

     The extension of this one-time payment to all 21,500 active, benefit-eligible employees, includes teachers, administrators, and support personnel, and will cost the district approximately $21.5 million. This action does not encumber funds in future budgets, and, due to the district’s conservative approach to budgeting, will not decrease the year-end budgeted ending fund balance.