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.  

WHAT'S NEW: Calendar for Election of Delegates 2018 American Federation of Teachers Convention

The 85th convention of the American Federation of Teachers will be held July 13-16, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.  Please click the following Web link for DFT election of delegate deadlines:

The biennial AFT convention is the most important policymaking body of the federation. The vitality and democracy of the union depend upon participation in the convention by delegates from all affiliates in good standing. Important resolutions, constitution and bylaws amendments, and the election of the AFT president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president and 43 vice presidents will be in the hands of the delegates. Each affiliate should take part in the election and in all other important convention business. Plan now to ensure representation from your affiliate.

See more details:




2017-18 Dues Rates, Membership Cards and Pocket Calendars

Please note that dues amounts for 2017-18 school year are as follows:  

Full Dues:  $897.16    

Three Quarters: $672.98   

Half: $448.58  

Quarter: $224.40

If you have questions about DFT Membership Cards and Pocket Calendars, please contact Mae Winters in our office. She works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. and can be reached at 313-875-3500.