The resignation came amid questions and criticism from some in the community about the superintendent’s family connection to a company that received a multimillion-dollar tutoring contract funded in part with federal COVID aid.
The Detroit school board unanimously adopted a resolution that recognizes June as Pride Month to support LGBTQ students and the community, just weeks after a similar effort failed.
The switch is part of a broader reexamination by the Detroit Public Schools Community District of its social studies curriculum.
Tutoring has proven to be one of the most effective ways to catch students up, and the Detroit district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs.
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment.’
The Detroit school district moved to approve a partial calendar for next school year, a loosening of the staff vaccine policy, and a name change for a historic high school.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, students in the Detroit district may soon be able to go to school without having to wear a mask, though some say they’ll continue to play it safe.
A student group is calling for the Detroit school district to remove its dress code policy from the student code of conduct to prevent what they call unfair and unequal enforcement.
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says he likely won’t seek to terminate unvaccinated employees, changing his position on enforcing the school district’s staff vaccine policy.
The Detroit school district will start a series of community meetings next month to discuss its proposals to improve its school facilities using $700 million in COVID relief money.