Atlanta Public Schools employees to get raises

Full-time Atlanta Public Schools employees are getting raises.

Employees who have worked for the school district longer will receive larger increases than more recent hires.

Here’s how the raises will work:

  • Employees hired in 12 months ending June 30, 2014: One-time bonus of 1 percent up to a maximum of $500.
  • Employees hired in twelve months ending June 2013: 1-percent raise.
  • Employees hired in twelve months ending June 2012: 2-percent raise
  • Employees hired in twelve months ending June 2011: 3-percent raise
  • Employees hired in twelve months ending June 2010: 4-percent raise.
  • Employees hired in the twelve months ending June 2009 or earlier: 5 percent raise

The raises take effect starting July 1.

Earlier this year, the school board set aside about $15 million in its budget for the raises. The district’s administration decided this week how to allocate that money.

Substitute teachers will not see raises, Superintendent Erroll Davis said at a board meeting earlier this month. And the district has allocated another $1.5 million in federal Race to the Top grant funds for teacher bonuses under a performance pay program.

At this month’s board meeting, district officials discussed using part of the $15 million—about $2-3 million—to convert hourly bus drivers to salaried drivers. It’s unclear if that proposal was also approved by the administration.

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