04/05/2012 08:20 am ET

DPS To Allow 10 High Schools To Self Govern, Will Sell Services To Other Schools

By Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Free Press

Next year, Detroit Public Schools will take another step toward becoming a smaller system of autonomous schools and will attempt to make money selling services to other schools, officials announced today.

Roy Roberts, the district's emergency manager, revealed the DPS 2012-13 Action Plans, which include allowing 10 high schools to self-govern and selling central office functions such as food services to schools throughout the region.

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