DPSCD and Detroit Federation of Teachers reach deal to reopen schools
DETROIT An agreement to reopen schools was reached between the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Detroit Federation of Teachers. For some of our families and students, this means face-to-face instruction and for others it is online learning.Schools are expected to reopen Sept. 8. Nearly all schools will offer some level of face-to-face instruction, even if most teachers and students will function online at particular schools. Required use and distribution of masks for students, teachers, and all staff. For more information on the reopening of schools, visit the official DPSCD website here.
Detroit Federation of Teachers approve strike vote
DETROIT According to the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), 91 percent of its membership approved a strike vote which would allow the union to call a strike in the event negotiations break down with the school district. The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) offered in-person summer school and anticipated about 25 percent of its student population would opt for in-person instruction. As of right now, it does not appear there will be sufficient teachers to accommodate in-person instruction. Wednesdays vote doesnt mean a strike is imminent but that the union has authorized one if negotiations break down. Detroit is scheduled to return back to school Sept. 8.
Detroit public school teachers hold vote that could affect in-person classes
DETROIT Teachers at Detroit public schools are holding a vote Wednesday that could put a hold on in-person learning, though remote classes could still go on as planned. Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said teachers are voting on whether to give leaders of the Detroit Federation of Teachers the authority to use a possible strike as a bargaining tool. VIEW LIST: Heres what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemicBut the vote could quickly put the brakes on any plans for in-person learning when classes resume. The problem is remote learning isnt feasible for many in the district. Vitti has been a proponent of continuing in-person learning for about 25% of the school population.
Detroit public school teachers call for strike vote that could keep them from in-person classes
DETROIT Teachers at Detroit public schools are calling for a strike vote that could keep them from returning to classrooms for in-person learning. The Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District are actively negotiating what the return-to-school plan will look like. VIEW LIST: Heres what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemicBut the strike vote could quickly put the brakes on any plants for in-person learning when classes resume. While negotiations continue with no breakdown during the process, DFT has called for a Wednesday strike vote among its membership. A strike vote is usually called when negotiations have broken down.