Detroit schools plan 10 percent pay cuts, closings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teachers and administrators at Detroit Public Schools will see their pay slashed by 10 percent starting Oct. 1 if state education officials approve the district’s proposal for offsetting a failed countywide tax millage.

The plan, filed with the Michigan Department of Education Wednesday, also calls for the closure of 24 schools or buildings over four years, starting with the 2015-16 academic year.

In its latest deficit elimination plan, DPS officials said they would impose the wage concession for instructional staff effective Oct. 1 to generate $13.3 million in savings.

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