Emergency Aid for Detroit Schools Approved

Detroit schools will stay open for the rest of the year, thanks to $48.7 million in emergency state aid approved by Michigan lawmakers on March 24, reports POLITICO Pro.


The state House approved the aid by a vote of 104-4, while the Senate backed the bill 29-7, reports The Associated Press. The funding will also guarantee the district can pay teachers through the end of the school year. Gov. Rick Snyder will sign the legislation.


The legislation is linked to a bill that would put the district under the oversight of a financial review commission that has authority over the city’s finances.