DPS chief implements new contract

DETROIT – The emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools implemented a new contract for teachers Sunday, according to The Detroit News.

A spokesman for the district refused to reveal the terms of the contract, saying he wanted the teachers union to explain the contract to its members first, The News reported. The district held several meetings with union bosses while drafting the contract, but there were no negotiations.
The district’s budget for the coming school year is $784 million, a 25 percent cut, according to The News.
SOURCE: The Detroit News, “Detroit school chief imposes contract on teachers,” July 1, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Illegal teacher strike possible in Detroit,” June 26, 2012