Tag Archives: Emergency Manager

EM Update – Detroit Banktruptcy Will Have No Direct Impact on DPS

Please find a statement from Emergency Manager Jack Martin regarding the affect of the City of Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing on DPS. J.M. Statement-DPS & Detroit Bankruptcy

Emergency Manager Update: Gov. Rick Snyder Appoints New DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin

Gov. Rick Snyder Appoints New DPS Emergency Manager  

EFM UPDATE: Revised Deficit Elimination Plan Positions DPS to become an effective, efficient district with a focus on growing enrollment

Detroit Public Schools becomes strategic sourcing trailblazer while reducing back-to-school supply costs by over $800,000

Use of national online marketplace tool FedBid reduced costs by up to 53%. DPS saved nearly $104,000 on a single classroom handbook purchase Michigan Chronicle Coverage Detroit Public Schools in June became the first U.S. school district to use a national online marketplace tool for public sector commodity buys and has since generated over $800,000 in savings during the mission-critical back-to-school period during which essential supplies are procured and delivered to 100 schools in time for the first day of teaching and learning. DPS saved nearly $104,000 on a single classroom handbook buy, $15,000 on school supplies and $14,000 on pipefitting accessories. The district reduced costs by up to 53% on a number of academic and operational purchases while increasing

DPS to hold hearing for the proposed 2012-2013 budget

Detroit Public Schools will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year at Renaissance High School, 6565 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48235, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Copies of the proposed budget will be available for public inspection at the Office of Management & Budget located in the Fisher Building, 11th Floor, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and the District’s web-site on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 through Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

Teacher Interview Schedule for Fall 2012

All interviews will be by appointment and scheduled. Teacher Interview Schedule fall 2012

Education Achievement System Chancellor Holds Last Detroit Statewide Strategic Planning Meeting in December

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend Detroit residents who want input into the design of Michigan’s new Education Achievement System are being invited to a strategic planning meeting to be held in Detroiton Monday, December 19 at Wayne County Community College District – Downtown campus,1001 West Fort St.Detroit, MI 48226. The session, which is open to the public, will run from noon until 3 p.m. and is the final of three sessions being held inDetroit.  Lunch will be provided for all participants. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend this meeting along with key stakeholders that include parents, business and community leaders, elected officials, teachers and members of the clergy. If you are planning to attend, please contact

DPS, prosecutor, law enforcement, computer theft recovery tactics lauded nationally

Nearly 400 laptops recovered since June 2009  Detroit Public Schools has been identified as a national leader in the use of high tech law enforcement and computer tracking techniques to recover stolen educational technology equipment. DPS is the only school district in the nation to have identified, disrupted, dismantled and successfully prosecuted an organized criminal group, according to the firm that markets the tracking product, Absolute Software. In September, 2010, ten subjects were charged with DPS thefts from several schools. Working with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the DPS case has resulted in eight subjects pleading guilty. The other two are pending prosecution. 387 DPS laptop computers have been recovered since June 2009, a recovery rate of 20 percent that compares favorably nationally.

DPS adds teachers as enrollment grows

Detroit Public Schools has updated data regarding class size issues that have arisen in recent weeks as additional students enroll. Overall enrollment has risen to exceed budgeted projections by almost 300 students, and the district responds to unexpected needs caused by teacher retirements and resignations. “The good news is that children are still enrolling,” said Steven Wasko, Assistant Superintendent for Community Relations and Chief Communications Officer. “We also know that there are many classes that have as few as 15 or 17 students. For the remaining cases exceeding our limits, affecting 22 out of more than 4,000 classrooms, we are resolving the issues at this time.” Specifically, the district’s academic leadership had been made aware of 89 requests for additional

DPS is expanding citizens patrols which are part of a comprehensive multi-agency program credited with sharp reductions in incidents

Detroit Public Schools announced today that it is expanding citizens patrols which are credited as part of a comprehensive multi-agency program that have helped to spur a sharp reductions in incidents. DPS also reported that its cross jurisdictional effort, including Detroit Public Schools Police Department, Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police and many new high tech monitoring systems, has resulted in a 25 percent decrease in police reports and a 65 percent increase in felony warrants obtained during the first seven weeks of the school year. As part of the ongoing effort, Detroit Public Schools Police Chief Roderick Grimes issued a call for additional volunteers today. Schools are seeking volunteers for new eyes-on patrols at several large high schools and