School Board vs. Emergency Manager

Published On: Jul 12 2013 08:53:14 AM EDT

Detroit. The city itself is in a state of financial emergency, and public education is not exempt from the troubles. The financial downfall in the state's largest school district will continue through 2016, leaving Detroit Public Schools with 28 fewer schools, 1,688 lost positions and 13,000 fewer students, according to their latest deficit elimination plan.

There is a showdown developing between the Detroit Public School Board and DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts. At issue,  who should fill a vacant seat on the board.

On Thursday, Roberts appointed Jonathan Kinloch to fill a vacant seat. At the sametime, the school board voted to appoint Sherry Gay-Dagnogo. As of Thursday, neither side would back down, so it appears the decision will be up to a judge. The two sides are expected in court July 19.


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