Granholm extends Bobb's term for a year
Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb will stay in his role for another year, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported Thursday.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced the commitment Thursday morning at Detroit's Davis Aerospace High School, saying that his "zero-tolerance approach is exactly what the doctor ordered."
NAACP President Wendell Anthony and Detroit Federation of Teachers President Keith Johnson were in attendance and praised the decision to keep Bobb after his current $260,000 deal ends March 1, the Free Press reported.
Granholm referred to Bobb as "fearless" and a "fierce advocate for children" during the announcement, the Detroit News reported, that will allow Bobb and the district deal with problems beyond finances, such as absentee employees, safety and security problems and improved academics.
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