The school board recently granted employees a one-time special payment to be added to their December paychecks.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Just in time for the holidays, Fulton County School System employees will find a nice surprise in their December paycheck – a little extra money. At a recent meeting, the Fulton County School Board unanimously approved a plan to grant a one-time special payment to all current employees who have been employed since October 1, 2012, and who work at least half-time. The payment is made possible due to a projection of available funds in the FY 2013 fund balance. Most full-time employees will receive 3 percent of their base salary. Employees who work in a full-time position but make less than $16,667 annually will receive $500 while those working less than full-time will receive a pro-rated amount based on their work assignment. However, no …
The School Board voted to spend a $9.4 million surplus on its employees instead of putting the money aside for a rainy day.
If the teachers and staff at your kid's school seem a little happier today, it's probably not just because today is Friday. Each one of them–even some part-time staff–are just learning that they will get as much as $1,000 more in their next paycheck. The Fulton County School Board was told by staff that budget cutting measures left the school system with $9.4 million "extra." That money could have been added to the fund reserve, but instead the money is being given to employees. Full-time classroom teachers get the biggest one-time boost in pay, but even part-time staff who started even a few days before Dec. 1, 2011 will get at least $250. “We value the contribution that every employee makes to our system, so everyone is included in this …