Focus on resources in Detroit schools' new start: Detroit Free Press guest column by Ivy Bailey - April 21

If we are serious about improving public education for all children, we should invest in their schools and their educators. That’s why it is essential that we take a critical look at the resources we have available and how those resources are being allocated. 

 

WHAT'S NEW: Legislative Update from AFT Michigan

You’ll find information on a number of high priority bills under consideration.

 

Knezek Offers Resolution Demanding Snyder Drop the Appeal and Return our 3 Percent

Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced on March 29 SR 37, a resolution demanding Gov. Rick Snyder return the money taken illegally from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12, the subject of a seven-year court battle led by AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association.

 

WHAT'S NEW: Retirement Reminder for DFT Represented Employees

Please remember that eligible employees who retire effective July 1, 2017 or August 1, 2017 and whose irrevocable Separation from Service forms are submitted to the District's Human Resources Office (Fisher Building, 10th Floor) no later than May 1, 2017, will be paid $45.00 for each unused sick day in their sick bank up to one hundred (100) days, and $65.00 for each unused sick day in their sick bank for day one hundred and one (101) to two hundred (200) for a maximum payout of $11,000. Payout of sick time upon retirement does not include a payout from the catastrophe bank.

For questions concerning retirement, contact retirement counselor Patrick Falcusan at 313-875-6783, 313-683-6822 or pfalcusan@dft231.com