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.

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

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

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