A proposed $685 million Detroit Public Schools budget that cuts jobs and spending while focusing more on increasing enrollment will be reviewed Wednesday during a public meeting.
Parents and community members will discuss the budget proposal at Renaissance High School.
More than $87 million in savings is projected by the district in fiscal year 2014 which begins Monday. About 665 jobs would be cut.
The district is expected to spend $1.8 million more on instruction.
The proposed budget "is a bold statement and a tangible example of a school district that will no longer plan to fail," state-appointed emergency manager Roy Roberts wrote in a letter to district stakeholders.
The district has been under state oversight since 2009. A budget deficit of more than $300 million has been pared to about $76.5 million. Debt service remains at about $53 million.
Officials are basing the new budget on a fall enrollment of 51,160 students. About 51,300 students were educated last year in the district. That's down from just over 66,700 in 2012. The district earlier had projected enrollment to fall to 40,000 by 2016.
But Roberts has been pushing to compete with charter schools within the city and suburban districts to attract more students to Detroit Schools. The district has started an intense summer-long enrollment campaign.
"DPS must go on the offense ... we must all be committed to doing everything in our power to not only retain the students currently attending Detroit Public Schools, but also to attract at least 5,000 new students," he said.