Darnell Earley will resign from his position at DPS on Feb. 29, according to Gov. Rick Snyder’s office.
“Darnell has done a very good job under some very difficult circumstances. I want to thank him for his professionalism and his service to the people of Michigan,” Snyder said in a news release. “He restructured a heavily bureaucratic central office, set in place operating and cost-containment measures, and has taken steps to stabilize enrollment. These factors should all set the course for a sustainable, new Detroit Community Schools, as I have proposed.”
Earley has refused to testify before U.S. Congress about the water crisis in Flint. Last week, a U.S. Congressional Oversight Committee invited Earley and several other Michigan officials to testify on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Earley served as the emergency manager in Flint from September 2013 to January 2015. He was appointed to the DPS emergency manager position in January 2015.