Dozens of Detroit schools close in planned sick out Wednesday

A large sick out planned for Wednesday with DPS teachers.

Numerous Detroit Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a planned sick out.

Teachers are staging another sick out in protest of the current infrastructure conditions of schools as well as pay, benefits and what is deemed interference at the state level.

Closed schools include: 

Academy of Americas
AL Holmes
Ann Arbor Trail
Bagley
Bates
Benjamin Carson
Bennett
Blackwell
Bow
Breithaupt
Brewer
Bunche
Burton International
Carleton (NEW)
Carstens
Carver
Cass Tech
Clark
Clemente
Clippert
Cody APL
Cody DIT
Cody Medicine
Cooke
Crockett CTC
Davis Aerospace
Davison
DCP @ Northwestern
Detroit International Academy
Detroit Lions Academy
Detroit School of the Arts
Diane Banks Williamson
Dixon
Douglass
Drew
Durfee
Duke Ellington
Earhart
East English Village
Edison
Emerson
Fisher Lower
Fisher Upper
FLICS
Gardner
Garvey
Golightly CTC
Gompers
Harms
Henderson
Hutchinson
Keidan
JR King
ML King, Jr. HS
Ludington
MacKenzie
Mann
Marquette
Mason
Maybury
Moses Field Center
Munger
Neinas
Nichols
Osborn Evergreen
Osborn Math
Osborn Prep
Palmer Park
Pasteur
Randolph
Renaissance High School
Ronald Brown
Sampson
Shultze
Spain
Thirkell
Turning Point
Mark Twain (NEW)
Wayne
West Side Academy
JL White
Charles Wright
Coleman Young 
 

FOX 2 will include more names if necessary, as they become available.

A statement from DPS said: "Due to a high volume of teacher absences, the following schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. DPS has no other option but to close schools when teachers do not report for work."

A rally and picket is planned outside the Hilton Garden Inn at 351 Gratiot, in support of former union president Steve Conn, in his appeal hearing before the American Federation of Teachers National Executive Council.  

Detroit Public Schools are about $500 million in debt and have payments scheduled to begin soon to start paying it down.

Sick outs are also reaction to Snyder's plan to overhaul the school district. It's been under state control since 2009 but he recently proposed a new plan to pay off millions in debt but would split the district into the 'old district' and the 'new district'. 

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.


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