The district says it’s working on 1-to-1 mental health at each school and has a mental health support line. It seeks to break down barriers and de-stigmatize mental health. Parents agree they are needed.
"(There's) seven teachers out right now who haven’t been in school because of Covid," said student Taurean Camel Jr. "And (the principal) hasn’t told us anything (regarding) the cases."
Until this week, kids ages 5-11 remain among the last groups in the U.S. still without an option for protection from the virus that doesn't include preventative measures like masks and social distancing.
The health department reported 101 new COVID-19 outbreaks at schools last week, adding to the 319 ongoing outbreaks already being tracked.
Detroit Public Schools Community District is bringing in more security and counselors to the school this week in light of what happened. A community activist group is hoping that their task force for conflict resolution help can stop incidents like Tuesday's from happening.
Dozens of Detroit Police Officers responded to a Detroit school after a food fight escalated into a massive fight in the school on Tuesday.
"They let the kids in through their separate doors, all grades have different doors," said Mary. "You can’t go into the school, kids got to wear face masks. It is actually very safe."
The superintendent also said the district has hired 100 more teachers to help reduce the student-to-teacher ratio.
The district said much of its reopening protocol will look like its plan when before the vaccine was available and COVID-19 infections were low.
CARE of Southeast Michigan is offering a summer program for children.
The health department is hosting six sessions at three district schools over the next several weeks, offering COVID-19 shots to anyone 12 and older.
A Detroit judge has dismissed charges against a Mumford High School swim teacher for the drowning death of a 15-year-old boy last February, saying there was insufficient evidence to continue with the case.
What they did was run the 4 x 100-meter relay in a record 45.52 seconds and won the 4 x 200 meter, too, with performances so strong they've been invited to compete in the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Outdoor Nationals - presented by Nike in Eugene, Oregon at the end of June, at the site of the Olympic Trials.
It’s been nearly three years since Carl Johnson, a special needs student with autism, died after having a seizure on a bus while waiting to go into his school. The Bernstein Law Firm says the Detroit school district has done nothing to keep a similar tragedy from happening.
Hazard pay has been used to incentivize educators to return to the classroom. The sick days are intended for employees who might have side effects after a shot.
An open letter from the group, which represents para-educators and food service employees, accused the Detroit school district of making its members feel expendable and asked that in-person work be made voluntary.
Detroit Public Schools won't return to in-person learning until April 26, a day before standardized testing is set to begin. However, if the district's superintendent chooses to push the return date back more, it could disrupt SAT and M-STEP testing.
Detroit schools have implemented a two-week social isolation policy amid the city's 15% positive infection rate. In-person learning will resume in the district on April 19.
Detroit Public Schools are going to add a week of virtual learning after spring break in hopes of allowing students and staff time to isolate, in case they were exposed to COVID-19 over the time off.
The district waited until the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Detroit had fallen below 5% before considering resuming in-person learning.