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Senate may vote on plan for Detroit schools

Posted at 8:52 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 08:53:08-04

Leaders in the Michigan Senate hope to vote today on a plan that would divide the Detroit Public School district into two parts.

The plan involves spending more than $700 million to help the ailing district, which is severely in debt and troubled with overcrowded classrooms and poor building conditions.

The senate's plan would use about $200 million to open a new school district, and the rest to address the current district's debt.

Despite threats Monday that at least two schools could close from teacher sickouts, all buildings in Detroit Public Schools remained open.