Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
Across Michigan, eight emergency financial managers are working to rescue cities and school districts from the brink of financial ruin -- and they're succeeding. One of those great success stories is happening in the Detroit Public School System, where emergency financial manager Roy Roberts has instituted reforms that have improved the quality of education for students in the district while also saving money, balancing the budget, and sharing success with teachers and other employees.
Here are some facts on what Roberts and a team of dedicated individuals have accomplished under the emergency manager law:
Improving education for students
Saving money and sharing success with employees
These are great successes, but there is more work to be done to improve Detroit Public Schools -- and to rescue other cities and school districts from financial disaster. Though Michigan's emergency manager law, Public Act 4, is no longer in effect, emergency financial managers in troubled communities are continuing their work under the state's previous emergency manager law, Public Act 72. And today, our state government is working on solutions to help emergency financial managers like Roy Roberts continue their work on resolving fiscal crises at the local level.