Detroit Today

Education Achievement Authority Chancellor Veronica Conforme On New School Year

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Guest host Rochelle Riley speaks with the new EAA Chancellor Veronica Conforme about the DPS system and the new school year. Conforme was formally with New York City public schools and ran the operations of the nations largest school district. she had also been a consultant for the Detroit EAA since January. While in New York, she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the district and oversaw a $23 billion budget and 130,000 employees throughout the city's 1,700 schools.

Conforme says her top priority right now is a smooth transition for students as the new year begins and improving saftey at all DPS schools. She also discusses classroom size, which she says averages 27 students per class which is not above the national average.