The Detroit Public Schools district says summer school could be canceled following a judge’s decision to temporarily halt plans by its emergency financial manager to begin an academic overhaul and close schools.
The district said in a statement Saturday that 40,000 students were expected to participate in summer school. It said the ruling already forced the cancellation of a Saturday training session for about 200 teachers.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Wendy Baxter on Friday ruled to temporarily stop Robert Bobb from making academic plans without consulting the school board. The board sued, saying Bobb is overstepping his authority.
Bobb will appeal.
Bobb had announced a plan to close more than 40 aging buildings and schools in June. Current full-time enrollment is about 87,000.