Employees on the teacher salary schedule will receive their bonuses this month. The rest will see the extra amount in their January monthly paychecks, according to the school district.
Destiny McCowan, a special education paraprofessional, told the school board during public comment Thursday that support staff still felt disrespected after not being included in the bonus initially.
“It hurts to be felt as an afterthought,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution afterward. “I appreciate the gesture, but why did it take backlash? Why did it take outcry for this to happen?”