Jack Martin will become the third emergency manager of Detroit’s 40,000-student school system.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made the announcement just days before the city filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history last month.
Mr. Martin will leave his post as the city’s chief financial officer, which he has held since May 2012. Previously, he was the emergency manager of the Highland Park, Mich., school district.
He replaces Roy Roberts, who had been appointed to a one-year term in 2011, and then another yearlong term in 2012.
The Associated Press reports that Mr. Martin graduated from the Detroit schools, ran his own accounting firm, and served in the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services and the Selective Service System, during three presidents’ administrations.
A version of this article appeared in the August 07, 2013 edition of Education Week as New Manager Named For Detroit Schools