05/02/2013 09:17 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Roy Roberts, Detroit Schools Emergency Manager, To Step Down | Detroit Free Press |


After two years as the emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools, state-appointee Roy Roberts will retire in the next two weeks from his job at the helm of the state's largest school district.

Roberts, 74, said in an interview with the Free Press that he will step down when his contract expires May 16. Roberts planned to announce his departure in a memo to employees today and called a 9 a.m. special meeting with the school board and union leaders.

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