Rep Yonker votes to reform and restructure Detroit Public Schools


first_img State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, made the following statement today after the House approved sweeping reforms to Detroit Public Schools (DPS):“The decision to reform DPS prevents the district from entering into bankruptcy which will save the state of Michigan substantial future costs and ultimately save taxpayer dollars. The  financial reform package the House passed today will reorganize DPS and dedicate much-needed resources with responsible stipulations.“There are many issues that Detroit must address to create an environment for learning that fosters positive growth and allows students and teachers to be successful.“This was not any easy conclusion to come to, by no means is this a ‘quick fix.’ There was a lot of deliberation amongst all lawmakers and a lot of give-and-take from legislators statewide. At the end of the day, the repercussions for not supplying additional resources to DPS would result in potential per-pupil funding cuts across the state. I will not allow the students and families of Kent County to lose money. That is the precise reason for my decision to support the DPS package. “The plan outlined in the bill package will truly change the lives of Detroit Public Schools students and families forever. Previously, we continually bailed out DPS without any return on our investment; today we finally have the chance to help Detroit refocus their goals for success.”###### 02Jun Rep. Yonker votes to reform and restructure Detroit Public Schools Categories: Featured news,Newslast_img

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