Governor Snyder announces Jack Martin as new emergency manager for Detroit Schools

DETROIT (WXYZ) - During a news conference at Davison Elementary-Middle School, Governor Snyder announced the new emergency manager for Detroit Pubic Schools.

Governor Snyder was joined by Roy Roberts in announcing Jack Martin as the new EM for DPS.

Martin is replacing Roy Roberts as the emergency manager of the schools. Roberts is retiring after more than two years in the position.

Detroiters and Michiganders alike are thankful for Roy's leadership, and we are deeply committed to continue improving the city's educational system," Snyder said. "The students, teachers, administrators and families of Detroit Public Schools have benefitted from Roy's work on fiscal stability and improving academic standards and school safety. There is still work to be done, and Jack Martin's problem-solving skills, expertise and strong management and leadership abilities will help continue the positive transformation of Detroit Public Schools."

Jack Martin currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the city of Detroit.

Martin is looking forward to taking on the new challenge.

"This opportunity will allow me to continue offering leadership and making a positive impact in the Detroit community," Martin said. "Fixing education in Detroit is foundational to addressing the myriad of other critical issues facing our community – locally and statewide. The students of Detroit Public Schools will continue to be our No. 1 priority. Under Roy's leadership, this district and community have made tremendous progress, but there are a variety of goals and objectives that still need to be met." 

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