The Michigan education department has approved a Detroit public schools plan to cut teachers’ pay by 10 percent.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced last week that he had signed off on the district’s updated five-year deficit-elimination plan. The school system has a $127 million deficit. The pay cut will affect all teachers and administrators starting Oct. 1.
The state’s Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board approved a proposal by the district’s emergency manager, Jack Martin, to borrow $111 million in state aid to pay its bills.
A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of Education Week as Mich. Approves Pay Cut for Detroit Teachers