DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Public Schools leaders want to make the Detroit School of Arts the top choice in the country for students studying art, music or dance.
The district's emergency manager unveiled a new plan to transform the school Monday night at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Leaders from the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Mosaic Youth Theater and the University of Michigan School of Education have all signed on to support the school.
The Detroit School of Arts will become the first of the district's 10 self-governing schools, which means all decisions about hiring, curriculum and budgets will be made by leaders at the school level instead of by the district.
The school will be run by a governing council appointed by the district's emergency manager, Roy Roberts.
Roberts announced the members of the Detroit School of Arts' governing council Monday night. They will need to hire a new principal and teachers before the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
The governing council includes:
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