Michigan Governor Signs Bailout for Detroit Schools

Michigan Governor Signs Bailout for Detroit Schools


MichiganMichigan Governor Rick Snyder signed $617 million bailout and a plan for restructuring Detroit’s school district on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, according to ABC News.

This occurred two years after the governor decided to help the city end their financial issues. The schools have been managed by the state for at least seven years. During the duration of the state management, the schools have suffered low enrollment rates and a low budget. Recently, the teacher staged a sick-out protest there. The district currently has approximately 46,000 enrolled students.

The district will be split into two districts as of July 1. The newest district will have a new school board that will be chosen in November. There will be a committee set up to watch the district’s finances.

Governor Snyder told Republican law officials bankruptcy would have been worst case scenario for the kids of the city. While fixing the bankruptcy issues the city was left with liabilities. The school plan was signed over on Tuesday without the presence the bipartisan harmony, which was present for the signing of Detroit’s bankruptcy that occurred in 2014.

Written by Brandy Combs
Edited by Cathy Milne


ABC NEWS: Michigan Governor Signs $617 Million Detroit Schools Bailout

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