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Detroit Board of Education denounces DPS bailout package

Posted: 5:22 AM, Jun 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-27 17:38:18-04
Board to hold news conference on bail-out money
Board to hold news conference on bail-out money

"We are at war."

Those were the words of the consultant to the Detroit Board of Education. Her words as sharp as the criticism of the state’s handling of the embattled district.

This morning, the Detroit Board of Education denounced the recent legislation signed by Governor Snyder last week. The $617 million bailout calls for two loans to the district with high interest rates.

Under the new bailout bill, DPS would be split into two districts. One with old debt, one with no debt. The board has issues with that, too.

The board is filing suit challenging the legislation.

The board is asking for parents and supporters of DPS to stand with them. They believe nothing good will come of this bailout in the long-term and that it’s only hurting the kids.