Many school districts are looking for ways to cut costs and watching the legal battle in Detroit. More than 200 public school officers were fired earlier this month and replaced with a private company, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. Detroit Public Schools hired Securitas Security Services to provide in school security, saving them $5.5 million with a one-year contract.
The officers who got fired filed an injunction. The judge ruled in their favor and forced the district to reinstate them immediately.
The officers accused the district of union busting and putting kids at risk because Securitas guards would not get as much training. Detroit Public Schools have a $363 million deficit and may appeal the decision.