Detroit Today

DPS Board Challenges Decision By EM To Cut Teacher Pay

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

The Detroit Public Schools Board of Education is challenging outgoing DPS Emergency Manager, Jack Martin's decision to cut teacher pay by 10 percent. Saeed and Laura speak with DPS Board Member, Lamar Lemmons and WSU Professor, Tom Pedroni, about what they say is a growing administration with a shrinking teacher base and teacher pay. Detroit Public Schools factored revenue from the millage into its 2014-15 budget. The district could have received $18.6 million if it passed; the district factored $14.8 million into its expected revenues. When the millage failed the EM was forced to compensate with cuts. The district is under emergency management and has a $127-million deficit.