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Plan To Cut Detroit Schools’ Pay By 10 Percent OK’d

State education officials have approved a plan by Detroit Public Schools to slash pay by 10 percent district wide to help erase the district’s $127 million deficit.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced Wednesday morning he approved the district’s updated five-year deficit elimination plan in order for the district to continue receiving state school aid.

The pay cut, which will impact all teachers and administrators starting Oct. 1, came after the district was forced to make budget cuts to offset expected revenues from a failed countywide tax millage. The wage concession for teachers would generate $13.3 million in savings. District wide, the savings will be $21.1 million.