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Accused Teachers' Bonus Pay Revealed

Updated: 1 year ago.
Atlanta educators accused of crimes in connection with the school system's cheating scandal earned bonuses that totaled as little as $750 and averaged $2,600. Arraignments for the 35 Atlanta Public Schools officials who were indicted in a racketeering conspiracy are set for Friday. (Photo Courtesy of igoghost via stock.xchng.)

Atlanta educators accused of crimes in connection with the school system's cheating scandal earned bonuses that totaled as little as $750 and averaged $2,600.

Records show that the exception was Superintendent Beverly Hall, whose bonus pay reached about $365,000 since 2005, when prosecutors say criminal activity began.

The amount of bonus pay given to the educators was revealed this week by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which obtained the data from Atlanta Public Schools through the Georgia Open Records Act.

Arraignments for the 35 Atlanta Public Schools officials who were indicted in a racketeering conspiracy are set for Friday. Former educators are also charged with making false statements and writings, influencing witnesses and theft by taking.

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