WHAT'S NEW: Bonus Schedule






Any teacher who has taught in a critical shortage area for one year  


Off-schedule check, June 2017

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 2016-2017                                                                                               

Teachers who, during the 2016-17 school year, were rated highly effective or effective on their year-end performance evaluations; obtained 10 SCECHs above the district's requirements of 25; had five (5) or fewer absences; met the requirements of being a core class instructor); and complete the current school year.                                                                                              


Off-schedule check, After school year ends, July 2017

HEALTHCARE OPT OUT PAYMENT                                                                                                    

Those who opted out during the open enrollment period.


To be paid out in June 2017

If changes are made, we will provide additional information.

WHAT'S NEW: Proposed Educator Certification Model

The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services requests your feedback on a proposed structure for the future of Michigan teacher certification.

Please click the Web link below to view a short video explaining the proposed certificate structure and a link to the survey. Your perspective is extremely important to us


WHAT'S NEW: DFT Executive Board elects to continue contract negotiations with DPSCD

DFT Members:

On May 15, our Executive Board rejected a tentative contract agreement with DPSCD. I wanted to share my statement with you:

"We've continually stated what's best for educators is best for students. The executive board felt that the tentative agreement doesn't move DPSCD forward and place our students first. We want to continue negotiations."


WHAT'S NEW: Call your legislators & tell them to protect teacher pensions

Republicans in Lansing are getting ready to launch a new round of attacks on working families next week, and we need to start fighting back right now.

These new bills are being pushed by the billionaire DeVos family to destroy pensions for newly-hired teachers, librarians, and bus drivers.

Call your legislator right now at 866-834-6910.

READ MORE: http://miaflcio.org/2017/05/call-legislation-tell-protect-teacher-pensions/

WHAT'S NEW: What’s best for educators and support staff is best for students: Michigan Chronicle guest column

AFT Detroit calls on the DPSCD administration to understand the important role that we play and negotiate with us accordingly. 

We’ve been team players. We’ve sacrificed a significant portion of our salaries in recent years.  Now, we say with one voice: What’s best for educators and support staff is best for students.

READ MORE: https://michronicleonline.com/2017/05/10/whats-best-for-educators-and-support-staff-is-best-for-students/