The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is ready to welcome retired educators who would like to return to teaching.
Thanks to new legislation, retired educators can work full-time for DCSD and still receive full retirement benefits from the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Beginning on July 1, 2022, Georgia House Bill 385 allows retired educators with a minimum of 30 years of creditable service to return to the classroom after a 12-month waiting period following retirement and earn a full-time salary and maintain their pension.
“We are thrilled and extremely supportive of this legislation because it means that veteran, highly driven, and uniquely qualified teachers will have the opportunity to return to the classroom without negatively impacting the retirement benefits they have earned,” said Tekshia Ward-Smith, DCSD Human Resources Administrator. “We are absolutely looking for retired teachers who are ready to continue doing something great for our students and our communities.”
For Metro Regional Educational Service Agency districts, employment is restricted to the content areas of Math, Science, and Special Education (Critical Fields), the DCSD said in a news release.
Retired educators may check eligibility and available positions with DCSD by calling 678-676-0005 or by emailing the Division of Human Resources with HB385 in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org