Even if the lower millage rate is adopted, money was available for the additional salary increases.
“These salary increases will be reflected on the FY23 salary schedules to attract and maintain superior educators and support staff, furthering the district’s commitment to increased student outcomes,” a district news release stated.
This approval brings the starting salary for a new teacher in Gwinnett who holds a bachelor’s degree to $51,646. Last year, starting teachers in Gwinnett County Public Schools made $48,646. The district’s minimum wage is now $13.77 per hour. Paraprofessionals, which the district had struggled to hire last year, now have a starting pay of $15.24 per hour.