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DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION (updated) 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 12th Floor Detroit, Michigan 48202-2711 (313) 873-7860 NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (OPEN) Study Session Information sharing between MDE and DPSCD regarding Partnership Agreement Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:00 P.M. Gompers Elementary-Middle School 14450 Burt Road Detroit, MI 48223 313.494.7495 Official minutes of the Special Board Meeting are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Education, 3011 W, Grand Blvd., 12th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202-2711, 313.873.7860 If auxiliary aids or services are required at the meeting for individuals with disabilities, prior to the meeting,

Due to a loss of power at Western International High School the building will have an early dismissal, busses will arrive around 11:45am.

UPDATE: DPSCD’s Board to Host Superintendent Candidates’ Day in the District

Candidate schedules include school visits, community meetings and open interview sessions DPSCD’s two superintendent finalists, Dr. Nikolai Vitti and Derrick Coleman have 12-hour interview schedules. They will start their day with an overview of the district’s finance and academic departments culminating with an open session interview conducted by the DPSCD Board of Education at 6 p.m. on each of their designated interview dates. In addition to an overview of the district and the open interview session, the two candidates will have an opportunity to visit schools, meet staff, educators, parents and students. Supplementary public meetings are also scheduled with members of the community including faith-based, labor and business stakeholders. The board is seeking to avail the candidates to as many

Neinas Elementary will be closed today due to a building problem

Detroit International Academy for Women and A. L. Holmes are closed due to power outages. Power has been restored at Carver Elementary and school will be open tomorrow, Monday, March 13, 2017. However, DTE is still working around the clock to clean up the aftermath of the storm and restore power to all locations. In the meantime, remind your family members, especially children, not to touch any downed power lines or anything connected to a downed power line as they walk to school or wait by the bus stop.

School Closures due to Power Outages

Due to power issues the following 26 schools will be closed on March 9, 2017 UPDATE: Early Dismissals are below: Drew Transition Center 12:15 Mackenzie 11:45 Carlton Elementary School 10:15 AM Turning Point Academy 11:30 AM Buildings where power has been restored (school will be open) Clippert Earhart Greenfield Union Harms Noble Palmer Park Pasteur Phoenix Western The following schools will remain closed Adult Ed West Ann Arbor Trail Bow Breithaupt Carver CMA Detroit Lions DIA Diane Banks Durfee East English Village Gompers Holmes Mann Mason Osborn Pulaski Ron Brown Thirkell Westside Due to the impact of the wind storm, DPSCD wants to remind everyone to be cautious traveling to and from school and other locations. For your safety, please remember

Boil Water Advisory Lifted Impacted Schools will be open Monday

Recently, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) issued a Boil Water Advisory covering the largest geographical area in its history.  The Advisory blanketed a substantial portion of Detroit and affected 28 Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings. As a precautionary measure, acting in the best interest of our students and staff, we closed schools the second and third day of the crisis. As the crisis unfolded, Detroit authorities investigated the situation to determine if the advisory was justified. In a remarkable turn of events, GLWA officials released a statement yesterday indicating preliminary testing showed no evidence of any bacterial contamination in Detroit’s water supply.  “The first round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) related to

Schools remain closed tomorrow, Friday, March 3 as a precautionary measure

BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE The Great Lakes Water Authority has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park areas. This Advisory is in effect for the areas south of West McNichols and West of Conner in Detroit and closest to Hamtramck and has affected 29 Detroit Public Schools Community District schools. Due  to the continuation of the  Boil Water Advisory, the District has decided to take further precautionary measures and to close school tomorrow, Friday, March 3.  As an additional safety measure, after the advisory is lifted, water lines will be flushed with running water prior to the start of school on Monday morning. Schools in the affected area include: 1. Blackwell Institute 2. Ben Carson 3. Bunche

Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art at Beckham Academy and Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy will be closed today due to no power

Special Announcement from the Board of Education

The Board of Education is providing the linked superintendent search approved process and timeline for reference.