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Detroit FRC School District Meeting Minutes September 19 2022

Detroit Financial Review Commission


Monday, September 19, 2022

Following the City’s Regular Meeting

(Begins no earlier than 1:05 p.m.)

Using Microsoft Teams


Approved: October 31, 2022



  1. Call to Order
    1. Madam Chair, designate, Jessica Thomas called the meeting to order at 1:26 p.m. The meeting was informed that Madam Chair, Rachael Eubanks, for the Detroit Financial Review Commission will not attend this meeting and Madam Chair, designate, Jessica Thomas will chair the FRC’s 9-19-2022 monthly meetings in her absence.
    2. In addition, in accordance with Public Act 181 of 2014, the Michigan Financial Review Commission Act (the "Act"), MCL 141.1631-141.1643, Jessica Thomas, State Bureau Administrator, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, will serve as designee and a member of the Financial Review Commission for the City of Detroit and the Financial Review Commission for the School District of the City of Detroit and the Detroit Public Schools Community District meetings on Monday, September 19, 2022.
    3. Pursuant to Section 5(5) of the Act, MCL 141.1635(5), in the absence of Chairperson, Rachael Eubanks from a Commission meeting, Jessica Thomas, will serve as Chairperson of the Commission for the Monday, September 19, 2022, meeting.
  2. Roll Call
    1. Let the record show that (5) Commission members eligible to vote on matters relating to DPSCD were present. A voting quorum was not present at this meeting.
  3. Approval of proposed Minutes from the FRC’s August 29, 2022, School District Monthly Meeting
    1. In the absence of a quorum at the September 19, 2022, meeting, it was agreed that approval of the August 29, 2022, FRC School District meeting minutes will be tabled for the October 31, 2022, meeting.
  4. Executive Director’s Report
    1. Patrick Dostine, Executive Director, informed the meeting that in reviewing the monthly financial reports for DPS and DPSCD, for the month ending July 31, 2022, the School District continues to pay its debt obligations, remains in compliance, and there is no reason to consider rescinding the waivers at this time.
    2. Mr. Dostine also informed the meeting that the planning process for the School District Year-three waiver request was underway.
  5. Old Business
    1. None
  6. New Business
    1. None
  7. Public Comment
    1. None
  8. Next Meeting Date
    1. School District Regular Meeting: Monday, October 31, 2022, following the City Meeting, beginning no earlier than 1:05 pm, remotely using Microsoft Teams.
  9. Adjournment
    1. Motion made by Commissioner Rose and supported by Commissioner Harkins to adjourn. The Commission approved the motion to adjourn.
    2. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:48 p.m.

Roll Call:

Members Present – 6

  • Dr. Barnwell
  • Chris Harkins
  • Jay Rising (non-voting on DPSCD matters)
  • Ron Rose
  • Jessica Thomas
  • Jeremy Vidito

Members Absent – 4

  • David Nicholson
  • Ms. Peterson-Mayberry
  • Mary Sheffield (non-voting on DPSCD matters)John Walsh