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Detroit FRC School District Meeting Minutes May 20, 2024

Detroit Financial Review Commission


Monday, May 20, 2024

Following the City’s Regular Meeting

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

Using Microsoft Teams

Meeting Minutes



  1. Call to Order
    1. Chairman, Kevin A. Smith called the meeting to order at 1:57 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Proposed Minutes from the April 29, 2024, Meeting
    1. Motion made by commissioner Rose and seconded by commissioner Berry to approve the draft minutes of the commission’s school district meeting as presented. Motion moved and supported; the commission approved the minutes of the above School District meeting as presented.
  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 March 31, 2024, that DPS and DPSCD remain in good standing with the financial review commission. That both entities are in compliance with statute and resolutions relative to their waivers. Mr. Dostine reported to the commission that the DPSCD finance committee last Friday moved, among other things, the FY24 amendments and the FY25 DPS and DPSCD and food service budgets to the school board for consideration at the June 11 meeting.
  5. Old Business:
    1. None
  6. New Business:
    1. None
  7. DPS/DPSCD Financial Reports for March 31, 2024 – FYI Only
    1. CFO, Jeremy Vidito gave an overview of above-mentioned financial reports and addressed questions from the commissioners.
  8. Public Comment:
    1. Michelle George
  9. Next Meeting Date
    1. School District Regular Meeting: Monday June 24, 2024, following the City Meeting, beginning no earlier than 1:05 pm, remotely using Microsoft Teams.
  10. Adjournment
    1. Motion made by commissioner Rose and supported by commissioner Flood to adjourn. The commission approved the motion to adjourn.
    2. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:12 p.m.


Roll Call:

Members Present -7

  • Hakim Berry
  • David Blaszkiewicz
  • Jen Flood
  • Jay Rising (non-voting of SD matters)
  • Ron Rose
  • Kevin Smith
  • John Walsh

Members Absent -3

  • Dr. J. Barnwell
  • Angelique Peterson-Mayberry
  • Mary Sheffield (non-voting on SD matters)
  • Dr. Vitti