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Parent meeting for proposed DSA cuts of staff and programs

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr held a parent informational meeting Wednesday night, addressing concerns of proposed cuts at the Detroit School of Arts.

Fox 2 crews showed up at the meeting, but were denied access at the door.

A spokesperson told us they feared the media presence would amp up the dramatics, and leave no room to have a rational conversation.

Parents are upset because key programs and staff members are getting cut.

VIDEO: Fox 2 crews talked to parents after the meeting

We're told the meeting was cut short, and left parents with more questions now than when they walked in.

Thursday a group of parents, students, and community activists plan to hold a rally outside the Fisher Building at 10AM. They hope to boost the school's enrollment and send a message to DPS officials that the school needs to stay true to its mission: a dedication to the performing arts.

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