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DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERN THAT A STRIKE WOULD IMPERIL MILLAGE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

 DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERN
 THAT A STRIKE WOULD IMPERIL MILLAGE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT
 DETROIT, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Board of Education President Frank Hayden today expressed concern that an illegal strike by the Detroit Federation of Teachers would imperil the millage on the ballot in the November election.
 According to Hayden, the millage is needed to meet the obligations set out in the current 1992-93 school budget. "Without the millage," he said, "current expenditures would exceed revenues generated by some $46 million."
 Hayden further stated that a walkout by teachers has the potential of doing irreparable harm to the schools and the community. He fears an illegal walkout would undermine public confidence in the schools, and confuse the public.
 "Many citizens seem to think that the millage is directly connected to any salary increase negotiated between the Board and the DFT. This millage has nothing to do with the current negotiations," Hayden stressed. "It simply balances the current budget."
 According to Hayden, the DFT demand for a 6-percent salary increase would result in a $24 million shortfall. This would fall on top of the $46 million shortage in the event the millage fails to pass.
 "There appears to be a popular misconception that the passage of the millage will somehow provide funds for salaries," Hayden said. "This is simply not true."
 He added, "The failure of the millage, or teacher salary increases, would result in additional cuts in the children's budgets."
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