Thirty-seven trucks filled with furniture and equipment marked on Monday, June 15 the first step in cleaning out sixteen just-closed Detroit Public Schools buildings.
The 53-foot semi-trucks, 40-foot and 24-foot straight trucks delivered items to the district warehouse where additional electric hi-low equipment was provided to move, store and prepare the material for future disposition. Teams at each school included a physical move squad of 15 to 20 men and two-three trucks at each site.
Affected school sites include Barbour, Cleveland, Clinton Coolidge, Detroit Open, Elmdale, Joyce, Henderson Lower, Houghten, Lodge, Macomb, John Marshall, NW ECC, Finney, Garvey and Winterhalter.
Additionally, locks to all exterior doors at each of the facilities have been changed and the buildings placed in lock-down.
The work began again today, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. with a doubling of the workforce. Media representatives are welcome to cover the school decommissioning project by contacting Steve Wasko.