Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Detroit Public Schools board votes to can emergency manager for a third time

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Jack Martin, Detroit Public Schools emergency manager - VIA DETROITK12.ORG
  • via
  • Jack Martin, Detroit Public Schools emergency manager

Detroit Public Schools (DPS) board voted this week to oust Emergency Manager Jack Martin for the third time, the Detroit News reports.

In a resolution on Monday, the board wrote, "Be it resolved that we, the duly elected members of the Detroit Board of Education do hereby demand the immediate removal of the Emergency Manager, and that the locally democratically elected governance be restored as of this day, September 29, 2014."

The school board takes issue with the state's emergency manager law and the length of time a manager can remain in office.

Though the vote was symbolic at best, it comes on the heels of a hearing today that challenges Michigan's emergency manager law, PA 436, that was filed by the board. The DPS board contends the EM law allows for a state-appointed manager to serve for a single 18-month period. The state says otherwise.

If that's not the case, the DPS board says, the state could appoint a new emergency manager every 18 months — before the board would have the opportunity to remove the EM as provided in the law. 

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation