On October 1, 2019, as part of a comprehensive education reform, along with the increase in teacher salaries, public school administration, faculty members and educational resource officers will receive a 20% pay rise.
Increased remuneration from the new academic year will be provided by staff of educational resources centers of territorial bodies of the Ministry. The salary of the Head of the Resource Center will increase by 250 GEL and will be determined by a total amount of 1 450 GEL. As for the employees: the salary of the second category specialist will increase by 200 GEL and will amount to 1000 GEL. The salary of the senior specialist in the third category will be increased by 150 GEL and will be amount to 950 GEL. 150 GEL will be added to the first category junior specialist and the salary will amount to GEL 850.
Schools will also receive additional funding to provide a monetary reward to retiree teachers who will leave the school.
In order to increase funding, a corresponding amendment was made by issuing a Government Decree. According to the amendment, the standard voucher corresponding to the per-student financial standard will be increased, which will be determined by the multiplier of the per-pupil basic financial standard and the corresponding ratio.
There will also be additional funding for public schools to support education for students with special educational needs.