Education A State Capitals Roundup

Retirees Work Excess Hours

By Linda Jacobson — September 06, 2006 1 min read

The 100,000-student DeKalb County school district in Georgia must pay more than $280,000 into the state’s teacher-retirement system, after state officials learned that six retirees worked more hours than allowed by law. In positions ranging from student registration coordinator to after-school-program coordinator, the retirees clocked more than the 19 hours a week they were supposed to be working. A statement from the district said that in the future it would submit a letter to the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia asking for an exception when a retiree is needed beyond the 19 hours.

A version of this article appeared in the September 06, 2006 edition of Education Week