The Detroit Public Schools will hold a half-day of classes Tuesday, the day school is supposed to start.
Meanwhile, contract talks continue between the district and its striking teachers.
Superintendent William Coleman III says all staff members are expected to report to work Tuesday and work for a full day. Students will be dismissed after three hours.
There was no immediate comment from the Detroit Federation of Teachers.
Bargainers for the 130,000-student district and the 9,500-member union are conducting round-the-clock talks on orders from a Wayne County circuit judge.