DETROIT (WXYZ) - The new budget for Detroit Public Schools calls for the elimination of nearly 1,900 jobs, most of them teachers.
District officials say that's because enrollment will be down over 11,000 and many of those students will be going to the 15 schools in the new and independent Education Achievement Authority
Even though the district says the new budget will be balanced and will even have a surplus, news of all the changes is unsettling for parents who say all they want is a good education for their children.
Sheena Griffin who has 3 students in the district says she wants to believe things will get better but she is not that optimistic because the past year has been filled with leadership changes, school closings and now every single teacher is being interviewed to determine if they will have a job in the fall.
The teachers union says there will be many retirements, but it want to see every other teacher back in the classroom.
Sheena Griffin says she hopes for the same thing. She says the last thing the district needs is to lose good teachers.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Detroit Headlines
Members of the Sweetest Heart of Mary Historic Catholic Church on Detroit's east side would like their bell back.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is getting appraisals on 60,000 works of art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and other Detroit City assets as he is about to move into negotiations with creditors.
Since 2000, the Movement Electronic Music Festival has grown into an international house music phenomenon.