The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says a sick-out that has closed all but three of Detroit's public schools is "not constructive" and hampers efforts to persuade lawmakers to approve a $720 million rescue package for the ailing district.
Snyder says he is focused on enacting the comprehensive plan to pay off the district's enormous debt and create a new district but also is thinking of backup plans.
The Detroit Federation of Teachers on Sunday urged its members to call out sick following an announcement that the district wouldn't have enough money to continue paying teachers this summer, or funding summer school or special education programs, without further state funding.
The governor approved emergency funding to keep the district running in March, as lawmakers consider a $720 million restructuring plan to pay off the district's enormous debt.
The union's interim president, Ivy Bailey, released a statement saying that "by refusing to guarantee that we will be paid for our work, DPS is effectively locking our members out of the classrooms."
In March, Gov.
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