DeKalb County School District announces pay increase for employees

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) today (Jan. 8) announced a pay increase for eligible employees. More than 11,000 employees are eligible for this step increase, approximately 6,000 are teachers.

During the July 24, 2020 special board meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved a mid-year salary step increase effective the first workday in January 2021 for eligible employees. This pay increase will begin with the Jan. 15, 2021 paycheck, officials said in a news release.

An appropriation of $6.13 million was approved by the board for this year’s salary step increase with an annualized cost of approximately $9.6 million.

DCSD is the highest paying school district in metro Atlanta for teachers. Salary increases are essential as the District values its employees and their contributions in supporting our students.

“This annual step increase allows for an investment in quality teaching and learning for our students,” the school district said.



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