- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Detroiters are expected to get a chance to help name the city’s new public school system.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/293KRrL ) the update came during a Thursday meeting about the future of Michigan’s largest school district.

Former bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, who is the district’s state-appointed transition manager, says the public will get a chance to weigh in with suggested names for the new district, now being called the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

A bailout and restructuring plan signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder will retire the district’s $617 million debt load over 8½ years and includes cash to launch the new district. The current Detroit Public Schools district has been managed by the state for seven years.

The old district will be split in two July 1.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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