Published Online: March 29, 2016
Published in Print: March 30, 2016, as Michigan Legislature Bails Out Detroit Schools

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Michigan Legislature Bails Out Detroit Schools

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Michigan lawmakers voted last week to extend $48.7 million in emergency aid to keep Detroit's ailing district open for the rest of the academic year and avoid the prospect of payless paydays for staff members.

Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, planned to sign the legislation.

The $48.7 million is a stopgap measure while the governor presses legislators to enact a $720 million restructuring plan to split the district and pay off $515 million in operating debt over a decade.

The 46,000-student district has been under state financial management for seven years. It is burdened with declining enrollment and with low morale that has led to teacher "sickouts" in recent months.

Vol. 35, Issue 26, Page 4

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