Pre-K Teacher Salary Supplement & New House Chairs Named (January 25, 2021)

PAGE Advocates for Pre-K Teacher Salary Supplement


The Georgia legislature is in adjournment until Tuesday, Jan. 26, but legislative work continues. PAGE submitted a request to Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office, and state legislative appropriations leaders, asking policymakers to award Georgia Pre-K teachers with a one-time $1,000 salary supplement similar to the supplement recently announced for most K-12 teachers and staff. DECAL leaders have been supportive of Pre-K educators and providers during this challenging period, a promising stance. Read PAGE’S letter below to Commissioner Jacobs, encouraging this effort.


New House Education, Retirement, and Education Appropriations Chairs Named


New chairs have been named for key education-related committees in the House. Click the following links for each chair to access legislator biography and contact information.


Rep. Matt Dubnik (R-Gainesville) replaces Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper) as House Education Chair. Jasperse will now chair the House Agriculture Committee. Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) has been replaced as chair of the House Retirement Committee by Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta). Rep. Todd Jones (R-Cumming) will now lead the House Appropriations Education Subcommittee, formerly chaired by Rep. Robert Dickey (R-Musella).

Rep. Matt Dubnik Rep. John Carson Rep. Todd Jones