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Detroit schools getting new emergency manager
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's public schools are getting a new state-appointed emergency manager as the current one follows through on plans to leave.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday that Jack Martin is taking over for current emergency manager Roy Roberts, effective immediately.
Martin is a longtime certified public accountant who had been serving as Detroit's chief financial officer. He previously was emergency manager of Highland Park Schools.
Roberts announced earlier this year that he would leave.
The former General Motors executive guided the academically and financially struggling district since 2011. Both areas have shown improvement.
In a statement, Snyder praises Roberts work heading up the district, but says "there is still work to be done," and predicts Martin "will help continue the positive transformation of Detroit Public Schools."