Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Detroit Public Schools says at least 43 schools will be closed Monday amid a sick-out by teachers.

District spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski made the announcement late Sunday night.

The Detroit Federation of Teachers earlier Sunday urged members to call in sick Monday. The union pointed to a weekend announcement that the district will have no money to continue paying teachers this summer without further funding from the state. In March, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law emergency funding that is keeping DPS operating through the end of the school year as the state Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan.

Sick-outs earlier this year caused tens of thousands of students to miss class.