State House Approves $500 Million Restructuring Plan for Detroit Schools

After 15 hours of private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the Detroit Public Schools.

House lawmakers started the session Wednesday and worked through the night, approving the plan early Thursday morning.

The money would help the district pay off debt and cover district costs, but does not include a commission that would have authority to approve which schools open and close in the district.

Lawmakers hope it will also ease DPS teachers’ fears of not getting paid.