State Oks Plan To Cut Pay For Detroit Teachers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
he Michigan education department has approved a Detroit Public Schools plan to cut teachers

Various shots of the Detroit, MI skyline.

DETROIT (AP) -- The Michigan education department has approved a Detroit Public Schools plan to cut teachers' pay by 10 percent.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced Wednesday that he had signed off on the district's updated five-year deficit elimination plan. DPS has a $127 million deficit.

The pay cut will impact all teachers and administrators starting Oct. 1.

Also Wednesday, The Detroit News says the state's Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board approved a proposal by Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Jack Martin for the district to borrow $111 million in state aid notes to pay its bills.


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