The cash-strapped district is paying $7,600 a day in interest penalties alone.
Representatives of a local union say boilers in the Detroit Public Schools buildings are putting students and staff in danger.
The total was the maximum amount outlined in the state-appointed emergency manager’s contract.
“A lot of kids are seeing guns in the homes every day,” said the principal.
When Early’s 18-month tenure has expired DPS should be poised to return to local control.
Parents and guardians can begin applying to have their children attend designated Detroit Public Schools application schools during the 2015-16 academic year.
The district will argue that the student “actively invited and encouraged Pugh’s text messaging.”
The Detroit Public Schools district is hoping some free tickets will help boost attendance figures on the state-wide Count Day.
Another round of snow has hit Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, with crashes claiming at least five lives.
The layoffs might be needed to help close a deficit of about $170 million.