Santana Applauds Gov. Snyder’s Decision to Delay SRO Decision

Detroit lawmaker optimistic about fate of Detroit Schools
Friday, February 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to delay the School Reform Office’s (SRO) decision to close schools in the city of Detroit. The SRO first contacted parents and students across the state on Jan. 20 informing them that their local community school may be in jeopardy of being closed by the end of the year pending a decision from the SRO between late February to early March.

“I was happy to hear of Gov. Snyder’s decision to delay the SRO’s decision to close schools in Detroit,” Santana said. “Earlier this week, I and the members of the Detroit delegation had a productive conversation with the governor regarding the fate of our schools. I continue to be of the mindset that school closures would further depress the educational and economic conditions of my district. I feel as though the governor was receptive to our concerns regarding the level of hardship facing our students and parents. As a result of our positive conversations, I will continue to work in a collaborative way with the governor to find alternative solutions to school closures.”

Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School, Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody and Henderson Academy are schools within Santana’s district that are on the School Reform Office’s list of potential closures.