Detroit Board to Challenge State Over School Closures

Detroit Public Schools Community District board to sue School Reform Office.

Sascha Raiyn

The board overseeing public education in Detroit says it will take action against the state agency that threatened to close 16 schools this year.

The board voted at its monthly board meeting to sue the State School Reform Office.

The board says the lawsuit will clarify whether the state can close schools based on academic data generated before the new district was created last year. District officials are also working with the Michigan Department of Education on plans to avoid school closures this year.


More on this:

School Reform Office Faces Challenges from Legislators and Districts

Community Rallies to Keep Osborne High Open

School Reform Office Releases List of Schools to Close [MAP]

Detroit Schools Make Case Against School Closings



  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.