DeKalb County’s pre-kindergarten teachers will soon get a big pay bump. Under a new plan set to take effect in January, the district will pay pre-K teachers on a regular teacher salary scale. That’s rare in Georgia.
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Stephen Green said the increase is overdue.
“I have a profound appreciation for the impact [pre-K teachers] have on our young people in terms of their social/emotional development, but also how that carries over into their academic performance and gives them that sound and important good first start,” he said.