DETROIT - The second state intervention into Detroit Public Schools in 10 years is possible after state Superintendent Mike Flanagan sent Gov. Jennifer Granholm a letter indicating the district has "serious financial problems," according to the Detroit Free Press.

The letter set in motion a process under which Gov. Granholm has 30 days to appoint a team to review the district's finances.

That group would then have 90 days to recommend if an emergency financial manager is needed, the Free Press reported.

Detroit Free Press, "First step taken in possible state takeover of Detroit's troubled school finances," Sept. 17, 2008

Michigan Education Digest, "DPS overspending pegged at $408 million for 2009," June 27, 2008

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