Gov. Brian Kemp is set to fulfill his campaign promise of boosting Georgia's public school teacher salaries by $5,000 while in office. If approved, the raise would take effect by Sept. 1 in the fiscal year 2023 budget.
DeKalb County Schools is again offering free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics for students, employees and the community to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
While students have returned to classrooms, Forsyth County Schools faces staffing shortages that could force closings. The latest COVID-19 surge has contributed to 40 openings in food and custodial services.
Fulton County Schools is limiting out-of-season sports and workouts to reduce exposure to COVID-19. The district is also using athlete screening and crowd capacity standards to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Fulton County Schools resumed in-person learning Jan. 10 after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced the district to start the new school year online.
The DeKalb County School District reversed course last week, saying that due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases, students will begin the new school year online Jan. 5-7.
Fulton County Schools is implementing changes to counter the recent spike in COVID-19 infections. The district announced last week that students would temporarily return to remote learning Jan. 4-7.