Major sick-out expected Monday for DPS

Posted at 4:01 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 18:40:45-05

Another major sick-out is expected on Monday for Detroit Public Schools. It would come less than a week after more than 80 DPS schools closed due to a massive sick-out.

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Last week, DPS filed an injunction request in an attempt to get teachers back into the classrooms following days of sick-outs.

On Thursday, the Michigan Court of Claims denied the request, but ordered all parties to appear for a show cause hearing on Monday at 11 a.m. in Detroit.

The Detroit Federation of Teachers is calling on teachers not to close down any schools. It says the sick-out protests in recent weeks have sent a message, but at this time schools need to remain open for kids.



DFT President Ivy Bailey says the union is making progress. It met with district leaders for hours last week.

The district agreed to end several hour long after school mandatory staff meetings. The meetings will be limited to one hour.

The district also returned to teachers paid time off that had been taken away and promised to form a committee to focus on improving curriculum support.

Last week, dozens of teachers protested outside Cobo Center when President Obama was visiting the Detroit Auto Show.