Wellness teams sent out to check on Detroit Public Schools Community District students
DETROIT – Wellness teams were sent out to check on Detroit Public Schools Community District students for the third time. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is concerned for the safety, food security and learning status of students in the district. The wellness teams are made up of hundreds of volunteers. The district has always fought the uphill battle to circumnavigate poverty, transportation and social environment to get students into school. READ: Volunteers go door-to-door to find lost Detroit studentsWatch the video above for the full report
LIVE STREAM: Detroit mayor, local leaders host news briefing
DETROIT Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is hosting a news briefing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss a new program, City Hall reopening and the upcoming Detroit Jazz Fest amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Duggan will be joined by Chrystal Wilson, DPSCD Assistant Superintendent of Communications and Marketing. The mayor is also expected to discuss the reopening of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles job application window. RELATED: GM and FCA keep sparring while Ford rolls out big new incentiveDetroit Jazz Fest organizers and sponsors will be present Wednesday to discuss the annual event and a call for artists to design this years poster. Duggan is expected to announce the resumption of in-person services at City Hall with restrictions in place amid the pandemic.
Cass Tech High School closed Tuesday due to busted cooling system, odor
DETROIT – Cass Tech High School is closed Tuesday due to an odor in the building caused by a broken cooling system pipe. School officials said they also must ensure a "comfortable temperature" with the warmer weather expected Tuesday. "Although maintenance crews have been working to repair the pipe, we cannot ensure a comfortable temperature with warmer weather expected and need additional time to remove the school's odor. Therefore, school will be cancelled today. We will update families, students and staff on the status of school later today," reads a statement from Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for Detroit Public Schools Community District.