DETROIT (AP) — The latest on teacher complaints about Detroit public schools (all times local):
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan plans to tour some public school buildings following complaints
by a teachers union about rodent infestations and mold.
Duggan says in a statement that based on what is found during Tuesday's tour, "the city of Detroit will take whatever enforcement action is necessary to make sure all Detroit public schools are compliant with all health and building codes."
The complaints by the Detroit Federation of Teachers followed a wave of absences by teachers that forced the financially troubled district to close 64 schools Monday. The teachers union is not part of the so-called sick-outs.
Teachers have undertaken the sick-outs to protest their pay and call for smaller class sizes, among other things.