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DPSCD to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair, Aimed at Filling Open Positions for the 2016-17 School Year

The District is also seeking certified teachers who have retired or certified teachers who are interested in part-time employment opportunities The new Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is undergoing an unprecedented period of change and transformation that will position DPSCD as a high-quality education option of choice for families city-wide. We are excited to announce that DPSCD will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday, September 8, at Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine. We are also seeking certified teachers, certified teachers who have retired and certified teachers who are interested in part-time employment opportunities. The Teacher Recruitment Fair aims to fill positions for the 2016-2017 school year. There are various opportunities for immediate placement. Interviews will be held on-site and conditional

DPSCD School Closures Due to Heat

All K-8 schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District have a regularly scheduled early dismissal, which will proceed as normal for the Wednesday schedule.

Extra water will be provided to all schools today due to the heat.

Due to the heat advisory, Clippert Multicultural Honors Academy’s students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. 

In addition, the following schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. due to lack of air conditioning at the buildings:

  1. Cody High School Campus
  2. Communication and Media Arts 
  3. Detroit International Academy for Young Women 
  4. Detroit Lions Academy
  5. Osborn High School Campus
  6. Randolph Vocational High School 
  7. Renaissance High School  
  8. Turning Point Academy
  9. Western International High School 
  10. East English Village Preparatory High School
  11. Ludington Magnet Middle School
  12. Davis/Golightly CTC

EnRoll Bike Event!

Detroit Public Schools Community District bikers, led by Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather, will be crisscrossing Southwest Detroit to spread the word about the new district’s innovations, such as Montessori offerings, blended learning and more, as well as remind families about the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Volunteers will be on hand to offer students bike safety tips and free tune ups, first come, first served! Where: Earhart Elementary-Middle 1000 Scotten Ave, Detroit, MI 48209 When: 10 a.m., Saturday, September 3 (Kickoff)

Detroit Public Schools Community District Commits to Fresh Start: Will Address Absenteeism, Provide Teacher Support, Make Data-Driven Decisions and Use Enhanced Learning Tools

“Our Kids. Our Schools. Our Responsibility” DETROIT – (September 1, 2016) Detroit Public Schools Community District Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather responded to the State School Reform Office’s three-year fresh start announcement by re-enforcing the District’s commitment to becoming the best public school district in Detroit.  First steps include focusing on addressing chronic absenteeism, hiring quality certified teachers, providing more intentional academic support within the network structure, and connecting parents and teachers to accurate data about student achievement and enrollment. The new District received the Priority list today from the SSRO in addition to the news that it has three years as a new district to transform its “Progressive Schools.” The District will classify schools that are on the State’s Priority

DPSCD Office of Inspector General Releases 2016 Annual Report

District-Led Investigation Referred to FBI Leads to Discovery of Major Vendor Kickback Scheme Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Inspector General Bernadette Kakooza has released the District’s annual report which includes details of how an investigation referred to the FBI led to federal charges filed in the Norman Shy kickback scheme. Transition Manager Steven Rhodes reinstated the Office of Inspector General in April 2016 and appointed Bernadette Kakooza who presented Rhodes with an annual report for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year. “The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a critical element for the new District and our commitment to zero tolerance for wrongdoing and misconduct by any individual or organization affiliated with this District. The OIG will serve an active role

DPSCD to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair Wednesday, August 31!

The District is also seeking certified teachers who have retired or certified teachers who are interested in part-time employment opportunities The new Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is undergoing an unprecedented period of change and transformation that will position DPSCD as a high-quality education option of choice for families city-wide. We are excited to announce that DPSCD will host a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, August 31, at Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine. We are also seeking certified teachers, certified teachers who have retired and certified teachers who are interested in part-time employment opportunities. The Teacher Recruitment Fair is being held in preparation for Opening of Schools and aims to fill positions for the upcoming 2016-2017 school

Detroit Public Schools corrects health and safety violations in its buildings, 92% of Detroit Public School buildings are now up to city code

  87 of 95 school buildings have received Certificates of Compliance Water in all DPSCD school buildings has been screened and meets Detroit Health Dept. and EPA standards for lead safety. 8 schools to undergo required roof and other repairs starting this fall DETROIT – When school began last year, not a single Detroit Public School building was in compliance with Detroit health and safety codes.   Today – just one week before the start of the new school year – 92% of all the district’s school buildings are in full compliance. Over the past eight months, the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has worked closely with City health and safety inspectors to bring its schools up to code.  DPSCD

Community Members Selected Marketing Names for the new District: Phase II will Launch Aug. 15

Detroit Public Schools Community District Continues Naming Campaign WHO: On July 1, 2016 the new Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) was born. The new name, Detroit Public Schools Community District is the legal name that is used for legal documents and conducting all business transactions. However, DPSCD is not the marketing name. For example, Detroit Public Schools was the marketing name for our former legal name, The School District of the City of Detroit. It still exists. However, due to the education reform bill that passed in June, DPS holds all of the past debt and it doesn’t have any students. WHAT: It is very important that employees, parents, students and the community have an opportunity to name our new District.

DPSCD Teachers Attend the ANR North in the Upper Peninsula

Detroit Public Schools Community District Teachers Diana Koss, Laura Speegle and Zakiya Jackson are attending the Academy of Natural Resources (ANR) North at Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains, August 7-12. Koss, Speegle and Jackson were three of 13 teachers from around the state that were chosen to participate in the pilot program for ANR North!

DPSCD Transition Manager Steven Rhodes Announces New Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources

New Cabinet Member Will Provide Transformative Executive-Level Leadership and Guide DPSCD Effort to Identify, Recruit and Retain Talented Teachers and Staff Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes has selected James Baker as the new Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources for the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). Baker most recently served as the Superintendent of the Huron Valley Schools in Highland, Michigan. He holds a MA degree in Education Leadership from Wayne State University and has more than 17 years of experience as a central office administrator. Baker is scheduled to begin work with DPSCD on August 22, 2016. “The district needs a strong leader to help identify and support the best, most qualified talent possible. Jim has a robust background