by Ryan Felton
In a resolution on Monday, the board wrote, "Be it resolved that we, the duly elected members of the Detroit Board of Education do hereby demand the immediate removal of the Emergency Manager, and that the locally democratically elected governance be restored as of this day, September 29, 2014."Though the vote was symbolic at best, it comes on the heels of a hearing today that challenges Michigan's emergency manager law, PA 436, that was filed by the board. The DPS board contends the EM law allows for a state-appointed manager to serve for a single 18-month period. The state says otherwise.
The school board takes issue with the state's emergency manager law and the length of time a manager can remain in office.