Sonny Money

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  1. Go 4th

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    I'm pretty sure that we aren't getting it, but I can't seem to find anything official about it. I sure could use it this year!!! :(

    I searched on the Georgia government site but didn't see anything. Any GA teachers heard anything for sure?
     
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  3. MS Candy

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    We were told no Sonny money...would be nice if there is a change.
     
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    What is Sonny Money?
     
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    A gift card that was given to GA teachers in years past by Sonny Perdue, the governor.
     
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    I heard no money. I don't have anything concrete to back that up, but if you look at all the cutting of equalization money, he doesn't seem to care about education anymore.
     
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    In Florida it is called Lead Teacher Money (I think). Before Lead Teacher Money...we got some Title 1 money at the beginning of the year and school budget money at the end of the year. The first year we got Lead Teacher Money (we got it at the beginning of the year) we were told that it was in addition to and wouldn't replace the Title 1 money. However after year one, we never saw that Title 1 money anymore. Although we still get the Lead Teacher Money, it fluctuates from year to year. I believe the highest we've ever gotten was almost $300 and the lowest was around $75.
     
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    Darn, I had a hope the Sonny Money would come to pass.. I guess not...now I guess I should hope we don't go the way of other surrounding counties and actually get our step (haven't heard a definitive answer yet).
     
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    No Sonny Money this year. :sorry:
     
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    I guess we can cross our fingers and hope that next year is better. Our county is only doing pay raises for those who get a higher degree. I guess we should just all be thankful that we have a job.
     
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    Same here. We get the step, but pay stays the same. Luckily for me I finish my masters next month. You are right though. We are blessed to still have our jobs.
     
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    I'm glad I have a job, too...but a 2% pay cut, one less day of post planning, and losing 50% of my step raise isn't anything to look forward to. Not getting Sonny Money is disappointing, but I didn't figure we'd get it this year with all of the other budget cuts the state is having to do. I can say that our PTA was wonderful and already gave us $150 each for supplies...plus we had a boosterthon fundraiser last spring for our foundation and I have over $200 to spend from that.

    I started my masters this summer, so by the 2010-2011 school year, I will get that raise!
     
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    I saw it in the newest PAGE magazine that we wouldn't be getting Sonny Money.. :(
     
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    Already have my masters, so was afraid to start my Specialist in case at this rate I worked my way out of a position since they can get Bachelors and Masters degrees for so much less.
     
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    Wow, a pay cut????? I was upset about having to remain at last year's pay. Now it does not seem bad at all. We get to keep our step, and my masters will be added this coming school year.
     
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    I'm not thrilled about our paycut, but I can say that the district hired back all of their full time and part time teachers who were not on a limited contract and we are not losing any parapros. We are also increasing class sizes by only 1 student, instead of the state's 2 student limit. Our class sizes are also smaller than the state allowed class sizes to begin with. The district where my daughter goes to school is letting teachers and parapros go. Her 6th grade class had 30 students last year, can you imagine adding 2 more students to that mix? I can't even imagine teaching that many students at a time.
     
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    30 kids no way. Our class sizes should not be affected too much. We did not lose any teachers in my building, so we should have the same amount as we had last year.
     
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    He's too busy spending $19 million on a Go Fish Georgia Center

    Sonny doesn't have the $$$$ to give to teachers due to... "Sonny Perdue’s $19 million dollar plan to make the state one of the most popular fishing destinations in the country.

    The administration recently began construction on a $14 million dollar “Go Fish Georgia Center,” featuring a fish hatchery, visitor’s center, and public fishing ponds about 12 miles from Mr. Perdue’s hometown of Bonaire. The 15,000 square-foot building will feature interactive exhibits, including fishing simulators where visitors in a fake boat can struggle against computer controlled fish."

    :sorry:...sorry can't print link to this (new member). Do a google search for "Go Fish Georgia Center"

    He's never really been supportive to teachers unless it benefited him...

    Idea..have the politicians take a paycut...or the politicians who are not working anymore decline their never-ending paychecks...
     

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