Thursday, December 10, 2015

4,000 Detroit students missed school today because of teacher sick-out

Thousands of parents had to miss work or hire babysitters today because some unionized teachers--who of work "for the kids," held a sick-out.

Seven Detroit schools were shuttered because there weren't enough teachers in the classrooms--four thousand youngsters had to stay home.

Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Darnell Earley issued a statement on possible disciplinary actions, which don't include dismissal.

From CBS Detroit:
"The District has the right to review suspected abuses of sick leave. Any DPS teacher calling off on personal illness in connection with any reported 'teacher sick-out' will be subject to a review of their actions," Early said. "The review will include requiring medical documentation to substantiate the illness in order to determine whether the reported time was legitimately charged as personal illness. Failure to provide documentation may result in the absence being without pay, and further disciplinary action being taken in accordance with district policy."
Another sick-out was held last week.

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