DETROIT – The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Tuesday (all times local):
About 45,000 Detroit Public Schools students are missing class for the second straight day after teachers called out sick over pay issues.
That has forced some parents to skip work or find someone else to watch their children.
Monique Baker McCormick's daughter is an 11th grader at Cass Tech.
She says her daughter is missing out on learning, but that the district's teachers shouldn't be blamed for "just trying to survive themselves off of what little they get."
The state-appointed transition manager for Detroit Schools has said the district is projected to run out of cash by June 30. Teachers who have opted to receive their pay over 12 months instead of the course of the school year will not get checks this summer without help from the state.
Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day.
The district released a list of 94 closed schools as of 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Detroit Federation of Teachers president Ivy Bailey said in an email Monday night that educators are not expected to show up for work Tuesday.
The district is projected to run out of cash by June 30. Without funds from the state, teachers who have opted to receive their pay over 12 months instead of the course of the school year will not get checks this summer.
More than 1,500 teachers called out sick Monday, forcing 94 of 97 schools to close. More than 45,000 students missed class.
Another protest and a union meeting are planned Tuesday.