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

This Month in DFT History

May 1967:  On May 11, 12 and 13 several weeks before the Detroit riot, the American Federation of Teachers and Detroit Federation of Teachers hosted the "Racism in Education" conference at University of Detroit Mercy.

Congress of Racial Equality's Floyd McKissick; noted historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke; and DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan were among the featured speakers.

Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.