Detroit Teacher Honored At White House Returns Home To Find Find Water Shut Off

A local teacher who was among those honored at the White House this week returned to Detroit to a house with no running water.

Cass Tech dance teacher Mayowa Lisa Reynolds — who was in Washington D.C. being honored along with other educators from around the country — says she had been paying her bill online and admits being late, but says she never received a shut-off notice.

“I didn’t get anything in writing,” Reynolds said. “I’m supposed to know that I was late the previous month.”

Reynolds said she had to take a day off — the same day teachers were due back in classrooms following a two-day work stoppage.

She and her husband went to a Detroit Water and Sewerage Department office to sort out the matter.

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