Judge rules emergency manager can keep job

HIGHLAND PARK (AP) -- A state-appointed emergency manager for Highland Park Schools will stay on the job after a judge denied an effort to keep him out of the post.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report that Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette ruled last Thursday that Jack Martin can complete the current academic year in the struggling school district.

Martin was tapped by Gov. Rick Snyder in January after a review team determined Highland Park Schools was in a financial emergency. Collette later ruled in a lawsuit filed by school board member Robert Davis that the review team violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

Martin temporarily stepped down last month before being reappointed after the review team held a public meeting.

Davis later sought a restraining order seeking Martin's removal.

Published: Mon, Mar 26, 2012

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