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Detroit Teachers, District Agree on School Repairs

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Detroit's teachers' union and the city's school system have agreed to a settlement following complaints of mold, vermin, and other building-maintenance issues at schools.

The agreement this month calls for an oversight committee to ensure that building-repair requests are handled promptly. The deal also requires the district to generate monthly maintenance reports. The deal was approved last month by the school system's then-emergency manager.

The union sued last year as the district faced rolling teacher sickouts over building conditions and other issues.

Vol. 36, Issue 19, Page 4

Published in Print: January 25, 2017, as Detroit Teachers, District Agree on School Repairs
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