School Board Heard Our Voices

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

Thanks to all who attended the Tuesday, April 10 Detroit Board of Education meeting at Mumford High School. DFT Members presented our concerns, which included:

  • Unfair teacher evaluations
  • Poor teaching and learning conditions
  • Unnecessary lesson plans expectations
  • Insulting dress code policy
  • Inconsistent attendance policies
  • Excessive/unnecessary paperwork

Official list of delegates for 2018 AFT Michigan and AFT National Conventions

Elections for the upcoming AFT Michigan 2018 Convention and AFT 2018 Convention will take place beginning Monday April 23, 2018.

This will be an online election. You will receive all the materials you need beginning Monday morning April 23, 2018 in an email from Direct Voice.

The voting period is from 4/23/2018 12:01:00 AM Central Time (UTC -6) to 4/27/2018 5:00:00 PM Central Time (UTC -6).

Important note on school safety threats

It has come to our attention this week that reports of violent threats have been made and directed at schools within our district.

Please know that we have been assured that DPSCD Administration and the Detroit Police Department are actively communicating with parents and the general community as well as investigating all reports and responding to them appropriately. We understand that messages aren't getting to staff timely or at all. Communication to staff should come from your building administration or district officials. If this does not occur, let the union know. 

March is National Reading Month

Here's our Executive Vice President Terrence Martin reading to students at Greenfield Union Elementary School.

Do you have a National Reading Month event involving teachers and students? Drop us a line and we'll cover it. Contact Ken Coleman, DFT Communications Specialist,  at 313-875-6775.