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.
A version of this article appeared in the January 25, 2017 edition of Education Week as Detroit Teachers, District Agree on School Repairs