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GM Offers 2 Years of Free OnStar to New Detroit Teachers

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Teachers or administrators who hire on at public or private schools in Detroit can take advantage of a new incentive from General Motors.

GM is offering new Detroit educators a free two-year subscription to the OnStar Safety and Security Package. Normally, that package would cost $25 a month.

The OnStar Safety and Security Package offers these features:

  • Automatic crash response
  • Roadside assistance
  • Emergency services
  • Stolen vehicle assistance
  • Crisis assist (for severe weather and natural disasters)
  • Turn-by-turn navigation

This GM incentive is part of a larger effort to attract and retain teachers in Detroit’s often-struggling and underfunded schools. Teach 313, a new public-private partnership, says the city’s schools experience 30% turnover each year.

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To combat that, Teach 313 has brought several companies on board to offer a package of incentives for Detroit teachers. Besides GM, companies involved in the campaign include Target, AT&T, Apple, Banana Republic, and Detroit Bikes.

Some of these incentives are available around the country, including GM’s Educator Discount, which offers hundreds or thousands of dollars off for new vehicle leases or purchases. However, some are exclusive to Detroit.  For example, Quicken Loans is offering teachers a $1,000 credit on closing costs for a home purchase or refinancing, along with $500 cash back after closing.

Teach 313’s campaign isn’t the first step the city has taken to recruit teachers. As of last year, educators can get 50% off on homes purchased through the Detroit Land Bank.

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News Source: Detroit Free Press