DPS Master Facilities Plan to create leaner, more efficient system of schools by closing, renovating and building schools

Five-year plan complements city’s efforts on neighborhood revitalization

Detroit Public Schools will be transformed over the next five years from a district with many under-capacity schools in aging buildings to one in which about 75 percent of all students will attend new or recently renovated schools, under a new Master Facilities Plan released Wednesday.

Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb said the Master Plan creates a leaner, smarter DPS by taking into account citywide demographic trends, school performance, condition of school buildings, operating costs, the new Academic Plan, community partnerships and other factors.

“Most importantly for the residents of the City of Detroit and the parents in the Detroit Public Schools, it invests more than $1 billion in city neighborhoods, including new schools, athletic complexes, health clinics and public spaces,” Bobb said.

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