Detroit schools superintendent cuts 70 American jobs to save $5 million

 New Detroit schools superintendent cuts 70 jobs to save $5 million

In his first major step as superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Nikolai Vitti moved to cut more than 70 jobs in a reorganization plan to save $5 million, the school district announced Tuesday.

The cuts include more than 60 instructional specialists, certified teachers who assist in curriculum development and implementation, and dozens of administrative roles. The cuts have reduced DPSCD’s specialists roster from about 180 to about 120, Vitti told Crain’s in an email.

The goal is to redirect resources from the district’s central office to schools and fill teacher vacancies. The $5 million revenue boost will go toward updating technology, programming and professional development for teachers and principals.

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