Detroit schools board votes to sue Michigan over closures

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is suing to prevent the state from closing any of its struggling schools.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is suing to prevent the state from closing any of its struggling schools.

The board of education voted unanimously — late into a more than five-hour meeting — to sue the state School Reform Office, the state of Michigan and Natasha Baker, the school reform officer.

The lawsuit likely will be filed this week. The board in February had voted to hire the Miller Canfield law firm to pursue possible litigation against the state.

READ MORE HERE: Detroit schools board votes to sue Michigan over closures

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