06.10 Atlanta Board of Education Approves APS’ $1.45 Billion Budget for 2022-2023 School Year

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June 10, 2022 

Atlanta Board of Education Approves Atlanta Public Schools’ $1.45 Billion Budget for 2022-2023 School Year

Budget includes a comprehensive compensation strategy
worth over $2
5 million and $30.5 million in academic recovery efforts

ATLANTA — At its monthly administrative meeting on Monday, June 6, the Atlanta Board of Education approved Atlanta Public Schools’ $1.45 billion budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The spending plan includes over $25 million in staff compensation enhancements, along with nearly $50 million for programs, technology and resources focused on student success.

Highlights of Atlanta Public Schools’ FY2023 budget include:

Compensation Upgrades: $26m

  • Step raises for all eligible employees on a pay grade/step (ranges from 4.6% to 5.3%).
  • Increase to teacher pay scale includes $2000 Governor’s pay raise.
  • Convert remaining hourly special education paraprofessionals to full time with benefits.
  • Market adjustments for specific employee groups, including bus drivers, mechanics, parent liaisons, and instructional support employees.   
  • New pay scale for student support employees such as Social Workers, Psychologists, and therapists.


 Academic Recovery Efforts: $30.5m

  • Academic Universal Screener
  • Extension of the elementary school day by 30 minutes
  • Summer learning and summer enrichment (Academic Recovery Academy)
  • Over $14m in CARES funding distributed to schools to support academic intervention

Other Operational Enhancements: $16m

  • Increase in Student Transportation program related to Douglass 9th grade Academy
  • Increase in Safety programs related to new security initiatives
  • Increase in Maintenance programs due to deferred maintenance items
  • Planned Lawson upgrade for FY23
  • Increase in Turnaround program to provide support to turnaround schools

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About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 87 schools and five programs. The District is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 64 traditional schools, 19 charter schools, six partner schools, two alternative schools, and five alternative programs. To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, follow us on social media – Twitter (@apsupdate), Facebook (Atlanta Public Schools), and Instagram (apsupdate) – or visit us online at www.atlantapublicschools.us.