Detroit Public Schools Community District, Michigan

National enrollment rank: 104
District is operating under an expired contract

Labor context

  • Michigan requires collective bargaining by school districts if a majority of teachers vote for union representation.
  • Teachers are AFT union members.
  • 2,831 teachers

Student demographics

  • 47,277 students
  • 74% free/reduced lunch

School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2014-2015 school year sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics. Due to data issues, teacher count for districts in six states (HI, MT, NE, OH, UT, and WI) is from 2013-2014.

Fast facts

Days in student school year: 182 for elementary
Additional teacher work days: 7
Annual adjustment (reported as a percentage of change from the previous year): 0%
Starting salary: $35,683
Maximum salary (salary, degree, years of experience): $66,265; PhD; 10
Student achievement data required for evaluation: district
Layoff criteria:
Evaluations per year:
Tenured District acknowledges state law.Michigan Teachers' Tenure Act and the Michigan Revised School Code
Non-tenured 1st year teacher: 3x/year; district acknowledges state law for all other teachers, Michigan Teachers' Tenure Act and the Michigan Revised School Code
Sick and personal days per year: 10-12 (10-12 sick, 2 of which may be used as personal days)
Years to tenure: District acknowledges state law.Michigan Teachers Tenure Act

District Details

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