After two years as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Roy Roberts has officially left the position. Governor Rick Snyder today named current Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jack Martin to replace him.
Martin has also served as emergency manager of Highland Park Schools, and as CFO of the U.S. Department of Education.
Governor Snyder says he expects the transition between Roberts and Martin to be seamless.
"I don't think we could find a better person to come in and full Roy’s shoes, to continue that legacy, to say, ‘how do we take that plan, how do we continue to make it real?’” says Snyder.
Martin will inherit a budget deficit of more than $70 million. Roberts says the district has reduced that deficit by about $250 million since 2010.