DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Federation of Teachers is calling for district-wide teacher sickouts within the Detroit Public School system on Monday.
The move comes after word that the $48 million supplemental funding recent passed by state lawmakers will only provide enough cash for DPS to pay employees through June 30.
Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes — who calls the DFT’s decision “unfortunate” says their “choice for a drastic call to action was not necessary.”
In January, a massive sickout by Detroit teachers coincided with the arrival of President Obama’s visit to Michigan. The effort closed 85 schools in the district.
The DFT will hold a rally Monday morning outside the Fisher Building on Grand Boulevard.
DPS officials say as of Sunday night — no schools are closed.