4 new Det. schools replace 7 closing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Detroit school officials say students from seven buildings set to close this summer will attend four new schools scheduled to open in the fall.

The seven closings and a number of others are scheduled to be
announced Wednesday evening.

Emergency manager Roy Roberts also will release the names of
four schools that now fall under the Detroit Public Schools but will become district authorized charters.

The district has closed 130 school buildings since 2005 due to
shrinking enrollment or their rundown physical condition. About 66,000 students were enrolled last fall - a drop of 38,000 since 2007.

The four new schools are part of a $500.5 million voter-approved
construction program.

Officials have yet to announce which low performing schools will
move this fall into the new state-created Education Achievement System.

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