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Oversize Class Forms

Please print and fill out this form if your class size is over the contract limits. Oversize class forms for first semester should be filled out and turned into your principal by January 30th.

Principals will turn the forms into your Network Leader. Please make sure you have a copy of your form before you turn it in to your Principal.

Class Size Limit

K-3 (25)
4-5 (30)
6-12 (35)

'Find a Doc' directions

A huge thank you to all who participated in last night’s healthcare call. As promised, we have shared the information for members who would like to check to see if your current doctor participates in Blue Care Network.

It's Time to Get Real

For years, the students and educators in Detroit’s public schools have been short-changed, disrespected and robbed of the resources they need to succeed. The new tentative agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the school district gives educators some gains and puts us in a position to fight for more. The agreement doesn’t give us everything we want and deserve right now, but it’s time to get real. Read more

Tentative Agreement Highlights and FAQs

We are pleased to inform you that the Detroit Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative agreement with the Detroit Public Schools Community Schools District. The DFT held a special meeting for members on Sept. 6, where we provided members with a written summary and FAQs around the new tentative agreement.

DFT Tentative Agreement

Detroit Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative agreement with the Detroit Public Schools Community Schools District.

DFT Contract 2012-2016

The 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Federation of Teachers [download here].

The 'Teachers' Lounge'

Every Thursday, 8:15 to 8:45 p.m., tune in to “The Teachers’ Lounge” radio talk show on WHPR Comcast, channel 91, or online at www.tv33whpr.com/. Hosted by Detroit Public Schools teachers and Detroit Federation of Teachers union members, “The Teachers’ Lounge” provides a forum where members like you can voice concerns and discuss the future of DPS and how the community can be part of shaping and saving the school district.

This week, the show’s hosts—DFT members Leslie Carlis-Piper, Marnina Falk and William Weir—will be joined by DPS social worker Kim Travis-Ewing, who will weigh in on how the proposed legislation in Lansing will affect our schools, our students and the myriad services students need.

Check the DFT website calendar section for a schedule of weekly guests on “The Teachers’ Lounge.”

And don’t forget to tune in. We can’t wait to hear from you!