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Detroit School of Arts proposing to cut staff and programs

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Parents and students at the Detroit School of Arts are worried this school year may be a little lackluster, after several teachers and programs have been unexpectedly cut.

According to parents, eight teachers have been fired. The band program and music tech program are also said to have been cut.

Although school officials say these are just proposed changes and all are still under review.

Detroit Public Schools released a statement saying (in full):

"The decision to make changes to the number of instructional positions at
Detroit School of Arts is being reviewed by Detroit Public Schools
Academic Leadership and Emergency Manager. It is anticipated that, going
forward, staff changes of this nature will also be reviewed with
representatives of the school's Governing Council. Detroit Public Schools
remains committed to supporting not only the Detroit School of Arts, but
also adding arts/music enrichment back to all of our elementary and middle
schools for the 2013-14 school year. However, we must also remain vigilant
in operating our school system in a fiscally responsible manner so that
the District can be sustainable for future generations of Detroit
students. In recent years, DSA has consistently operated at a deficit that
the District can no longer afford to cover, therefore consideration is
being given to eliminating some instructional positions and having DSA's
newly restructured leadership team perform both their administrative work
and take on some instructional responsibility based on proven models. All
of these administrators are licensed and qualified in the respective areas
of instruction which they may take on. Further, the District's ongoing
enrollment drive shows hopeful signs of future growth for the school, with
approximately 50 new students having enrolled this summer. The district is
also actively seeking supplemental funding to assist in instructional
areas where budgetary constraints might cause programs to be affected."

VIDEO: Andrea Isom talks to outraged parents

Wednesday night at 6:00PM is an informational meeting for the parents, with the intention of clearing things up and to give an idea of where the school will be once classes start again.

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