LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder is considering a shake-up of Michigan’s office charged with turning around failing schools.
The state school reform/redesign district is in the state Department of Education, whose leader reports to the independently elected, Democratic-controlled Board of Education.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
The Republican governor soon may issue an executive order transferring the turnaround district’s functions to an agency he has control over: the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
As of last month, a Snyder-backed Detroit authority running 15 low-performing schools in the city no longer has exclusive functions of the state’s turnaround district.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Wednesday he’s looking at “all options” to ensure Michigan has a strong public school system, including a potential executive order. She says “nothing is final or determined at this point.”
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