Every Detroit Teacher Served with Layoff Notice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Detroit Public Schools says the district is sending layoff and non-contract renewal notices to all teachers and 248 administrators.
Emergency financial manager Robert Bobb said Thursday the 5,714 notices are a response to the continuing decline in student enrollment.
Bob says the district is determining how many employees will be laid off and that July 29 is the effective date of the teachers' union layoffs.
The district says it's informing salaried workers by letter after May 17 that the contract may change under a new state law giving broader powers to state-appointed financial managers.
Bobb was appointed in 2009 to fix the district's finances. His extended contract is set to expire in June.
Teachers union president Keith Johnson says it's not known how many teachers may be laid off.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:53 PM
    awhh who are they going to Protest too now???
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    That's nice.kids don't need more cramped class rooms,which Basically will happen as schools close.No one has the money to fund schools as fund get less.Just where is all that money going.
  • by lansing623 on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM
    Time to clean house, Detroit Schools have been in poor conditions in every way. The kids of Detroit are in the same possession as Lansing, Detroit has for many years an increaseing drop out rate, the teachers simply aren't doing their jobs, they need to not only teach but make the kids want to learn want to excel in life...
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