The Detroit Public Schools Community District reached a tentative contract agreement with the Detroit Federation of Teachers on Sunday.
The deal averted a possible work disruption just one day before the scheduled start of the new school year. The union was seeking wage increases for its members.
The DFT Executive Board voted unanimously to present the proposed deal to teachers for a ratification vote. Terms of the agreement will remain confidential until it is ratified, with the voting period ending Thursday at noon.
“We look forward to continuing our work and commitment to providing our students and families the best possible educational services and opportunities,” the DFT said in a statement.
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