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==In the news==
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===Detroit emergency manager===
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On March 2, 2009, then-Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Robert Bobb to the position of Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager under Public Act 72 of 1990. He was initially appointed to serve a one-year term in order to address the district's legacy budget deficit, which was projected to reach $305.8 million in June 2009. As the emergency manager, Bobb created an internal audit department, led an enrollment drive and advocated for a successful $500.5 million bond issue to build and modernize 18 schools in the district.<ref name=Bobb/> However, the projected deficit in 2011 was still $327 million.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704893604576198991775998886? ''The Wall Street Journal,'' "Detroit Plan Makes Big Charter School Bet," March 14, 2011]</ref>
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In May 2011, [[Governor of Michigan|Governor]] [[Rick Snyder]] appointed Roy Roberts to the position of emergency manager after Bobb's contract expired.<ref>[http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110504/FREE/110509948/former-gm-exec-roy-roberts-to-succeed-robert-bobb-as-detroit-schools-financial-manager# ''Crain's Detroit Business,'' "Former GM exec Roy Roberts to succeed Robert Bobb as Detroit schools' financial manager," May 5, 2011]</ref> During his time as the emergency manager, Roberts enforced two consecutive balanced budgets and reduced the size of the legacy deficit from $327 million to $72 million, partially through selling more than $200 million in bonds.<ref name=Roy>[http://detroitk12.org/admin/emergency_manager/bio/ ''Detroit Public Schools,'' "Roy Roberts Biography," accessed February 3, 2014]</ref> Enrollment fell sharply from approximately 74,000 students in 2011 to 51,979 students in 2013, although a significant portion of this decline could be attributed to the removal of 15 district schools and nearly 10,000 students to a new state reform district in 2012.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20130502/NEWS01/305020059/Detroit-Public-Schools-emergency-manager-Roy-Roberts-to-step-down ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Detroit schools' progress cited as emergency manager Roy Roberts announces his exit," May 2, 2013]</ref>
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Governor Snyder appointed Jack Martin to the position of emergency manager on July 15, 2013 after Roy Roberts chose to leave the position once his contract expired. Prior to serving in this position, Martin spent more than 40 years as a Certified Public Accountant and served as the emergency manager for [[Highland Park City Schools, Michigan|Highland Park City Schools]] in 2012 and as the chief financial officer of the city of Detroit. Roy Roberts expressed support for Martin's appointment, and Martin stated that he would pursue a similar deficit reduction path to the one laid out by Roberts.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20130715/NEWS01/130715009/Jack-Martin-emergency-manager-DPS-Roy-Roberts ''Detroit Free Press,'' "Gov. Snyder names Jack Martin to replace Roy Roberts as DPS emergency manager," July 15, 2013]</ref><ref name=Martin/> In November 2013, the [[Michigan Department of Education]] removed the federal High Risk status from Detroit Public Schools, thereby granting the district "an incremental level of independence in its financial and administrative functions."<ref>[http://detroitk12.org/content/2013/11/18/michigan-department-of-education-removes-high-risk-designation-from-detroit-schools/ ''Detroit Public Schools,'' "Michigan Department of Education Removes High Risk Designation from Detroit Schools," November 18, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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K-12 Education in Michigan
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Michael Flanagan
Number of students: 1,573,537[1]
Number of teachers: 86,997
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:18.1
Number of school districts: 869
Number of schools: 3,550
Graduation rate: 76%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $10,823[3]
See also
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan school districts
List of school districts in Michigan
Michigan
School boards portal
Policypedia
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Michigan
Glossary of education terms

Michigan is home to 869 school districts, 3,550 schools and 1,573,537 K-12 students.

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[4]
    • John C. Austin (D), President
    • Casandra E. Ulbrich (D), Vice President
    • Daniel Varner (D), Secretary
    • Dr. Richard Zeile (R), Treasurer
    • Michelle Fecteau (D)
    • Lupe Ramos-Montigny (D)
    • Kathleen N. Straus (D)
    • Eileen Weiser (R)

Statistics

The following table displays the state's top 10 school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[5][6]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending
1.) Detroit 1.) Bois Blanc Pines
2.) Utica 2.) Elm River Township
3.) Plymouth-Canton 3.) Grant Township
4.) Dearborn 4.) Arvon Township
5.) Grand Rapids 5.) Beaver Island
6.) Ann Arbor 6.) Northport
7.) Chippewa Valley 7.) Whitefish Township
8.) San Bernardino City Unified 8.) Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy
9.) Walled Lake 9.) Powell Township
10.) Livonia 10.) Wells Township

In the news

Detroit emergency manager

On March 2, 2009, then-Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Robert Bobb to the position of Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager under Public Act 72 of 1990. He was initially appointed to serve a one-year term in order to address the district's legacy budget deficit, which was projected to reach $305.8 million in June 2009. As the emergency manager, Bobb created an internal audit department, led an enrollment drive and advocated for a successful $500.5 million bond issue to build and modernize 18 schools in the district.[7] However, the projected deficit in 2011 was still $327 million.[8]

In May 2011, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Roy Roberts to the position of emergency manager after Bobb's contract expired.[9] During his time as the emergency manager, Roberts enforced two consecutive balanced budgets and reduced the size of the legacy deficit from $327 million to $72 million, partially through selling more than $200 million in bonds.[10] Enrollment fell sharply from approximately 74,000 students in 2011 to 51,979 students in 2013, although a significant portion of this decline could be attributed to the removal of 15 district schools and nearly 10,000 students to a new state reform district in 2012.[11]

Governor Snyder appointed Jack Martin to the position of emergency manager on July 15, 2013 after Roy Roberts chose to leave the position once his contract expired. Prior to serving in this position, Martin spent more than 40 years as a Certified Public Accountant and served as the emergency manager for Highland Park City Schools in 2012 and as the chief financial officer of the city of Detroit. Roy Roberts expressed support for Martin's appointment, and Martin stated that he would pursue a similar deficit reduction path to the one laid out by Roberts.[12][13] In November 2013, the Michigan Department of Education removed the federal High Risk status from Detroit Public Schools, thereby granting the district "an incremental level of independence in its financial and administrative functions."[14]

Demographics

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Michigan as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[15]

Demographic information for Michigan's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 12,183 0.77% 1.10%
Asian 42,827 2.72% 4.68%
African American 296,124 18.82% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 1,347 0.09% 0.42%
Hispanic 97,494 6.20% 24.37%
White 1,088,587 69.18% 51.21%
Two or more 34,975 2.22% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Michigan school board elections, 2014

A total of 22 Michigan school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 73 seats. Each district scheduled elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Michigan's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 309,809 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[16] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Michigan School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Ann Arbor Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 16,417
Chippewa Valley Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 16,033
Dearborn Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 18,152
Farmington Public School District 11/4/2014 2 7 11,455
Flint City School District 11/4/2014 3 9 10,487
Forest Hills Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 10,007
Grand Rapids Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 9 17,233
Huron Valley Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 10,031
Kalamazoo Public School District 11/4/2014 4 7 12,168
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 12,023
Lansing School District 11/4/2014 3 9 13,050
Livonia Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 15,250
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 18,714
Port Huron Area School District 11/4/2014 3 7 9,880
Rochester Community School District 11/4/2014 3 7 14,787
Traverse City Area Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 7 9,807
Troy School District 11/4/2014 2 7 11,841
Utica Community Schools 11/4/2014 2 7 28,244
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 15,268
Warren Consolidated Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 15,409
Waterford School District 11/4/2014 2 7 11,107
Wayne-Westland Community School District 11/4/2014 4 7 12,446


See also

External links

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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Michigan Department of Education, "State Board of Education," accessed June 13, 2014
  5. Michigan Department of Education, "2011-12 BULLETIN 1014," accessed August 5, 2013
  6. Center for Educational Performance and Information, "2012-13 Pupil Headcount Data (MSDS)," accessed August 6, 2013
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Bobb
  8. The Wall Street Journal, "Detroit Plan Makes Big Charter School Bet," March 14, 2011
  9. Crain's Detroit Business, "Former GM exec Roy Roberts to succeed Robert Bobb as Detroit schools' financial manager," May 5, 2011
  10. Detroit Public Schools, "Roy Roberts Biography," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. Detroit Free Press, "Detroit schools' progress cited as emergency manager Roy Roberts announces his exit," May 2, 2013
  12. Detroit Free Press, "Gov. Snyder names Jack Martin to replace Roy Roberts as DPS emergency manager," July 15, 2013
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Martin
  14. Detroit Public Schools, "Michigan Department of Education Removes High Risk Designation from Detroit Schools," November 18, 2013
  15. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  16. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014