DETROIT — Detroit Public Schools will operate nonteaching services in the Highland Park school district under an agreement between the districts’ emergency managers, according to The Detroit News. The arrangement ensures Highland Park will be able to make payroll for the rest of the school year.

The News reports that under the agreement, DPS will receive up to $4,000 per pupil in emergency transition funds, which will be dispensed to Highland Park at the request of Emergency Manager Jack Martin. The State had allotted $4 million to ensure the continued education of Highland Park students through the current school year, but stipulated the district could only receive the funds if it was being operated by an outside entity.

According to The News, the agreement will expire on Aug. 31, before the start of the new school year.

SOURCE:

The Detroit News, “Detroit to help run Highland Park schools," March 3, 2012

FURTHER READING:

Michigan Education Report, “State grants emergency $4 million for Highland Park students," Feb. 25, 2012

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