Newly-Hired APS Teachers Headed To Work

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ATLANTA,None —

On Monday morning, teachers and principals with Atlanta Public Schools will return to the classrooms. More than 100 new educators will replace those implicated in the CRCT standardized test cheating scandal.

Channel 2's Darryn Moore went to southwest Atlanta’s Parks Middle School, which would be welcoming new teachers and a new principal.

“They're getting an orientation, a little bit to do with the situation we're going through with the (CRCT) special report that came out,” APS spokesman Keith Bromery said.

The fresh faces are coming at a hefty price, because the implicated teachers are still on the payroll. APS Superintendent Erroll Davis said it will cost $1 million per month to pay for educators accused of falsifying test results, who are on paid administrative leave.

The school district is also facing an $8 million budget deficit.

“It's a crisis in the sense that we didn't to plan for it, but it’s certainly not one that we're not going to solve or work through,” Davis said.