DPS teachers awarded bonuses

DETROIT – Detroit Public Schools teachers will receive a bonus as part of a court settlement with Emergency Manager Roy Roberts, according to The Detroit News.

The News reports that the bonus will cost DPS about $3 million. The settlement stems from a suit filed by the Detroit Federation of Teachers over Roberts’ actions under the state’s emergency manager law.

Teachers could stand to gain more, The News reports, if DPS ends the year with a surplus. According to The News, eligible employees will receive a 1 percent bonus for each $5 million in surplus. Projections indicate teachers may receive an additional 2 percent bonus for the 2011-12 school year, The News reports.

SOURCE: Detroit News, "DPS to award $3M in bonuses," Sept. 17, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Digest, “DPS and teachers union reach teacher bonus agreement," Sept. 4, 2012