State education department OKs Detroit district's plan to cut teacher pay by 10 percent

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DETROIT — The Michigan education department has approved a Detroit Public Schools plan to cut teachers' pay by 10 percent.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced Wednesday that he had signed off on the district's updated five-year deficit elimination plan. DPS has a $127 million deficit.

The pay cut will impact all teachers and administrators starting Oct. 1.

Also Wednesday, The Detroit News says (http://bit.ly/XAhgzd ) the state's Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board approved a proposal by Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Jack Martin for the district to borrow $111 million in state aid notes to pay its bills.


Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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