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Wed March 2, 2011
Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit Public Schools to stay on job through June
Robert Bobb, the Financial Manager of Detroit Public Schools, will stay on the job through June of this year. Bobb's contract was set to expire on Tuesday, but Governor Snyder has extended his contract.
A spokesperson for the Governor told the Detroit Free Press that Bobb will stay on the job through June 30th.
As the Associated Press reports:
Bobb was hired in March 2009 by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm to fix the district's finances.
Bobb has started a number of programs to improve education and standardized test scores across the district. He also has uncovered numerous cases of theft and fraud involving district employees and vendors.
The district still faces a more that $300 million budget deficit as state per pupil funding continues to decline with the drop in enrollment.