1,900 jobs are being eliminated in Detroit school district

June 21, 2012
District grows smaller as schools close and others move to state-run system

From The Detroit News: Nearly 1,900 jobs are being eliminated in the Detroit school district in the coming school year as the district prepares to launch a new system of schools for a smaller set of students. In its proposed $784 million budget, the district is dropping $150.8 million in personnel costs by shedding 1,889 workers, closing nine schools and turning another 15 schools over to the state-run Education Achievement Authority. Union officials estimate 700 of the positions being cut are teachers.

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