Board votes to close 34 buildings; successful academic programs to be expanded: Plan will boost academic performance while making DPS more fiscally efficient

In a strategic step designed to move the District forward academically and fiscally, the Detroit Board of Education voted tonight to close 34 school buildings at the end of this school year. Eight additional school buildings must meet enrollment targets or they will be closed in 2008.

This restructuring is part of a broad plan to expand the District’s successful academic programs while also creating new ones that will engage students. The plan includes the expansion of the District’s two single-sex high schools from grade 9-12 programs to grade 7-12, the creation of an African-centered high school, and the introduction of academic themes at nearly two dozen schools.

This entry was posted in News and Press Releases.