Detroit Teachers Strike Budget

The Detroit School District is taking a big financial hit.

In part thanks to its two week long teacher strike this fall.

Teachers were out of the classroom for 16 days at the start of the school year.

Enrollment dropped by about 220 students to 116,000.

That means a cut of about 12 million dollars for the district.

The good news is the Detroit schools planned for an even bigger cut.

So, they do not anticipate any more cuts.

During the strike some parents took their kids to other schools in the area, causing the biggest drop in enrollment in about two decades.


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