State-run EAA school district owes DPS millions for rent and services

By Allie Gross

August 9, 2016

“The Education Achievement Authority, a state-run school district created by Governor Rick Snyder in 2011, owes Detroit Public Schools over $14 million, according to emails uncovered by WXYZ.

According to the station’s education reporter Kim Russell, while DPS’s deficit was ballooning the past few years, the EAA was not only not paying rent (its 15 schools are housed in DPS-owned buildings) but it was ignoring bills for services, such as IT and security, provided by the traditional school district.”