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WHAT'S NEW: DFT Retirees Chapter Virtual Meeting for February

The February DFT Retirees Chapter meeting will be virtual. There will be no face-to-face meeting due to the Mint having scheduled another event for the same afternoon. Please reach out to Treasurer, Mary Helen D'Angelo, for the Zoom link to join the meeting. She can be reached by phone. Details are on the Events tab.

WHAT'S NEW: Spring 2024 Elections

The DFT Election Committee has announced the Spring 2024 election for four (4) election committee members, ten (10) delegates to the AFT Michigan Convention and ten (10) delegates to the AFT National Convention. The election committee spots are full two year terms (April 2024-March 2026).  There are separate calendars for the Election Committee election and the delegates election. The

 and the  list all pertinent dates. The duties of the Election Committee are outlined in the    The instructions for delegates are outlined in the  . There are two (2) separate nomination forms:   and the   .  A member must be in good standing in order to run in either election: Election Committee and delegate. Nominations are open as of today, January 18, 2024. For the Election Committee election, voting will take place in person on March 14,2024 at the general membership meeting. For the delegates election, voting will be online, via Survey Monkey, the week of March 18. Voting will end for the delegates election at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024. If you have any other questions, please reach out to the Election Committee at Please allow them time to respond as they are busy teaching and working during the school day.

Here are the documents embedded in the above article.

WHAT'S NEW: LOA Amended Calendar Change

The district and the union have signed a Letter of Agreement affecting the 2023-2024 calendar. The Professional Development originally scheduled for Monday, January 29th will now be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. This change is due to the Michigan Presidential Primary Election being held on that day and many of our work locations are polling site. Other calendar changes include the February Count Date and the recognition of Juneteenth. You can read the LOA here 


WHAT's NEW: LOA Head Coach Sports Reporter Producer 2023-2024

The district and the union have agreed to a stipend rate for the newly created position of Head Coach Sports Reporter Producer. Click here for the letter of agreement.

WHAT'S NEW: 2023-2024 Class Size Overage Supplemental Pay

Click here for the letter of agreement which addresses oversize classes for the 2023-2024 school year.

WHAT'S NEW: District Approves Tentative Agreement

At the September DPSCD Regular Board Meeting, school board members voted to approve the tentative agreement which was ratified by members late last month. President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins and the negotiating team are excited about the 6% raise that bargaining unit members will receive, which is the largest increase in salary in 34 years. Other highlights of the agreement include

  • Teachers with 15 years or more of experience will get a longevity bonus of $4,500. Teachers with less than 15 years of experience are to receive a $2,000 retention bonus.
  • Ancillary Staff will receive a $2,000 bonus.
  • All full-time DFT members are to receive a $2,000 bonus in November, while part-time members are to get a $1,000 bonus, in addition to the longevity and retention bonuses.
  • All new hires will be on the salary schedule.

Read the entire document of the tentative agreement here: