Teacher "sick-out" reported at some schools

Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 17:15:41-05

This morning, students at some Detroit Public Schools had to stay home.

Teachers working in at least six buildings in Detroit did not report for work because of an apparent sick-out.

We're told the staff is fed up with the way Governor Snyder is handling the embattled district.

Detroit Public Schools says more than 3,900 students were affected. 

DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley issued the following statement this morning: 

The education of our students must be the focus of all Detroit Public Schools employees each and every day. The District has the right to review suspected abuses of sick leave. Any DPS teacher calling off on personal illness in connection with any reported "teacher sick-out" will be subject to a review of their actions. The review will include requiring medical documentation to substantiate the illness in order to determine whether the reported time was legitimately charged as personal illness. Failure to provide documentation may result in the absence being without pay, and further disciplinary action being taken in accordance with District policy.