Roy Roberts has called a news conference for 11 a.m. to announce a six-month update and revised budget deficit projections.
In September, the district was facing a $327 million budget deficit. Its finances have been under state control since 2009.
Enrollment is about 66,000, down from 104,000 in 2007.
Detroit's schools have lost millions of dollars in state per-pupil funding as thousands of parents fled the district for city charters or suburban schools.