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Rhodes: Teachers face payless summer without state help

Apr 30, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools says the district will have no money to continue paying teachers this summer without further funding from the state.

  The Detroit Free Press reports  that former bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said in an email Saturday that the district also will be unable to fund summer school or special education programs after June 30.

  Rhodes was appointed by the state to oversee the district's finances.

  In March, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law $48.7 million in emergency funding that is keeping the district operating through the end of the school year as the state Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan.

  Rhodes says in the email that he is urging lawmakers to "act thoughtfully, but with the urgency that this situation demands."