DETROIT (AP) - No buildings in the Detroit Public Schools are expected to close next fall.
The district made the announcement Tuesday. It also says all 97 of its schools will be open Wednesday for open houses and enrollment fairs.
Schools will remain open for two hours after classes end to allow parents to select schools for the fall. The fairs and open houses are part of the district’s efforts to attract and retain students.
Falling enrollment and aging buildings resulted in more than 130 school closures between 2005 and 2011.
About 104,000 students were in the district in 2007. That dropped below 100,000 the next year. Unofficial numbers from last fall’s count showed 47,238 full-time students. Fall 2013 enrollment was just under 49,000.
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