Using the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds, GaDOE will distribute $125 Back-to-School Supply Supplements to eligible school employees this fall. These grants will be provided to all full-time, public-school teachers and staff members who work to provide instructional and supportive services directly to students on a daily basis.
If you are a teacher or qualifying staff member with questions about the Back-to-School Supply Supplement, please review the FAQs below to see if your question is answered. Contact information is provided for further questions, along with a list of qualifying positions/job codes.
Where to Send Questions – For Teachers & Qualifying Staff Members
I received the email with instructions from ClassWallet, but accidentally deleted it.
I received the ClassWallet email with instructions but am having issues accessing ClassWallet.
or use the chat feature on the ClassWallet login screen to resolve access issues. Please note that you should only use this option if you DID receive the ClassWallet email with instructions.
I believe I am eligible for the grant but did not receive the email with instructions from ClassWallet.
Welcome emails for the fall grant are still being sent in batches. First, please ensure your local school district has submitted data to GaDOE and ensure your eligibility for the grant based on job code and title.
If your district has already submitted and you have not received the welcome email, check all junk/spam/clutter folders.
If after completing these steps you have not received the email from ClassWallet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your full name, school, district, and current position.
General FAQs – For Teachers & Qualifying Staff Members
Who is included in these grants? How was the eligible list of employees determined?
The "Back-to-School Supply Supplement" will be provided to all full-time, public-school teachers and staff members who work to provide instructional and supportive services directly to students on a daily basis. It will amount to $125.00 for each eligible faculty member to buy materials, supplies, or other items that can be used for age-appropriate, educational purposes that support the learning, growth, or development of students. Such allowable educational purposes are to enhance classroom materials, address learning loss, mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or benefit the education of students.
For any employees not eligible for this funding stream, please know that as a top priority of Governor Kemp’s administration and GaDOE we will continue to seek additional opportunities to support our educators and educational staff where we are able.
How should the grant funds be spent?
The funds can be spent to buy materials, supplies, or other items that can be used for age-appropriate, educational purposes that support the learning, growth, or development ofstudents. Such allowable educational purposes are to enhance classroom materials, address learning loss, mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or benefit the education of students.
What happens if funds are misused?
The funds that are spent can be audited. Each expense is documented in the ClassWallet system. The school employee may be required to repay any or all of the grant funds received if the funds are not used for the appropriate purpose. All grant recipients will be required to sign the Affirmation of Allowable Uses below:
“I hereby affirm that all materials, supplies, or other items purchased through the ecommerce marketplace with this $125 grant (hereinafter the “Grant Funds”) will be used to buy materials, supplies, or other items that can be used for age-appropriate, educational purposes that support the learning, growth, or development of students. Such allowable educational purposes are to enhance classroom materials, address learning loss, mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or benefit the education of students. I affirm that I am a full-time employee of a local education agency, as defined in O.C.G.A § 20-2-167.1. I hereby acknowledge that receipt of these funds is conditional upon my acceptance of these terms. I further acknowledge that these funds can be audited and that I may be required to repay any or all of the Grant Funds if the Grant Funds are not used for the allowable uses set forth herein.”
Are contracted employees at the district level eligible to receive funds?
No, the grants are intended for full-time, public-school teachers and staff members who work to provide instructional and supportive services directly to students on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we cannot accurately and responsibly provide grant funds to employees of other organizations/vendors.
Are recently retired employees eligible to receive funds?
Employees who retired after the 2021-2022 school year and are not employed full-time by the district as of July 1 are not included.
Are new employees eligible to receive funds?
Yes. Data collection began on July 1 to include new employees in eligible job codes.
When is the deadline for employees to spend funds?
Eligible employees must spend their funds by October 31.
Do Pre-K employees qualify for the funds?
Yes, Pre-K employees in eligible job codes qualify for the funds. Georgia’s Pre-K (lottery-funded) Lead and Assistant Teachers and Head Start or Early Head Start lead and assistant teachers will receive grants from the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), not GaDOE. Any additional Pre-K or preschool employees in eligible job codes should be included in the GaDOE data spreadsheet to be paid by GaDOE.
Eligible Codes & Job Titles
085 Kindergarten Regular Education Teacher
100 Grades K-5 Combination Teacher
101 Grade 1 Teacher
102 Grade 2 Teacher
103 Grade 3 Teacher
104 Grade 4 Teacher
105 Grade 5 Teacher
106 Grade 6 Teacher
107 Grade 7 Teacher
108 Grade 8 Teacher
109 Grade 9 Teacher
110 Grade 10 Teacher
111 Grade 11 Teacher
112 Grade 12 Teacher
113 Grades 6-8 Combination Teacher
114 Grades 9-12 Combination Teacher
115 Military Science Teacher
116 Teacher - Extended Day (High School)
117 Teacher-Extended Day (6-8)
118 Alternative School Teacher (06-08)
119 Extended Year Teacher
120 Middle School Connections (6-8) Teacher
121 Crossroads Alternative School Teacher (9-12)
122 In-School Suspension (ISS) Teacher
123 Middle School Career, Technical and Agricultural Teacher
124 Work Based Learning (WBL)Teacher (School Level
130 Instructional Specialist (P-8)
131 Early Intervention (EIP) Kindergarten Teacher
132 Early Intervention (EIP) Primary Teacher 1-3
133 Early Intervention (EIP) 4th and 5th Grade Teacher
141 Special Education Preschool Teacher
142 Career Technical Instruction Teacher
144 ESOL Teacher
145 Hospital/Homebound Instructor
146 Gifted Elementary Teacher (P-5)
147 Gifted Middle Teacher (6-8)
148 Gifted High (9-12) Teacher
149 Adapted Physical Education Teacher
150 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (9-12) Teacher
151 Young Farmer Teacher
152 GNETS Teacher - Locally Funded
153 GNETS Teacher - Grant Funded
154 Night School Teacher for High School (9-12)
156 Other Instructional Provider
157 Other Instructional Provider
158 Teacher of Emotional/Behavioral Disorder Students
159 Teacher of Specific Learning Disability Students
160 Teacher of Mild Intellectual Disability Students
161 Teacher of Moderate Intellectual Disability Students
162 Teacher of Severe Intellectual Disability Students
163 Teacher of Profound Intellectual Disability Students
164 Teacher of Hearing-Impaired Students
165 Teacher of Visually Impaired Students
166 Teacher for Deaf/Blind Students
167 Teacher of Autistic Students
168 Teacher of Traumatically Brain Injured Students
169 Teacher of Orthopedic Impaired Students
170 Teacher of Other Health Impaired Students
171 Special Education Interrelated Teacher
195 20 DAY -Extended Day/Extended Year QBE Funded
300 Special Education Social Worker
301 Special Education Counselor
302 Special Education Work Study Coordinator
306 GNETS Counselor
398 Graduation Coach/Specialist
400 Elementary Counselor
401 Middle School Counselor
402 High School Counselor
403 Counseling Paraprofessional
404 GNETS School Psychologist
405 School Psychologist
406 School Psychometrist
407 School Social Worker
409 School Nurse
412 GNETS Social Worker
414 Social Worker Assistant
435 Paraprofessional/Teacher Aide Personnel
436 Special Education Para-professional/Teacher Aid - Ages 6-21
438 Rehabilitation Counselor
439 GNETS Para-professional/Teacher Aide
440 Librarian/Media Specialist
442 Library/Media Support Paraprofessional Personnel
444 Nursing Assistant / Health Technician
453 Special Education Paraprofessional - Ages 3 to 5
480 Speech-Language Pathologist
482 Physical Therapist (PT)
483 Occupational Therapist (OT)
484 Orientation/Mobility Specialist
485 Recreational Therapist (RT)
486 Special Education Nurse
497 After-School Program Worker