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Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 5-7pm
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Detroit School Board will hold officers elections. According to provisions of PA 436, the emergency manager can be voted out after 18 months. The DPS has been under emergency manager since 2009. Despite the fact that voters repealed the law, DPS has remained under the EM. Millions of dollars have been spent to increase administration. The District is half the size it was prior to State takeover and its debt has increased by over 100 million. 15 schools belonging to the people of Detroit have been taken over by the separate and unequal Educational Achievement Authority. Millions of public dollars were transferred to the EAA from Detroit Public Schools, despite the financial emergency of Detroit Public Schools. The Board can vote out the emergency manager. According to a decision by Judge Annette Berry, the emergency manager has the authority to remove and appoint elected officials. The governing body can remove the EM by a two thirds vote, which is why the emergency manager has begun to appoint his own members. Hoping to retain power and shut down the remaining public schools and expand the EAA, the emergency manager, who serves at the pleasure of the governor will do all within his power to retain control of what is left of DPS. The elections will take place on Thursday, June 12th at 5:00 on the 6th floor of the Fisher Building. For more information, contact Board president Lamar Lemmons at 313 204 3681 The officers election is important because the chair of the School Board is an ex officio member of the Detroit Library Commission and the elected Detroit School Board appoints members of the commission. The library, although part of the City of Detroit, has not been taken over. It remains the only publicly governed body in Detroit since the Jones Day and Snyder removal of Detroiters' voting rights.