Detroit public school teachers getting raise ahead of school year

WXYZPublished: August 29, 2017
Published: August 29, 2017

Detroit public school teachers are getting a raise ahead of the 2017-18 school year for the first time in nearly a decade. Their contracts cleared the final hurdle after the city's financial commission approved a 7 percent bump in pay. School starts for the Detroit Public Schools Community District on Sept. 5, and they are still looking to hire more teachers. The 7 percent pay raise comes over a 2-year period, and will move the starting pay from $35,600 per year to $38,500 a year. That's the pay raise some hope will fill the nearly 300-teacher shortage for this school year.

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