Department of Business Operations

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    The Department of Business Operations oversees the Division of Operations finances through the management and negotiation of vendor contracts, financial audits, department budget management, and strategic planning for Capital Improvement Projects. The Department of Business Operations provides auxiliary services to the District though the following departments:

    • Community Use – Offers the use of school spaces outside of school hours for District departments and schools, community members abroad, and community groups for educational, recreational, civic, and cultural activities
    • Real Estate – Coordinates and manages the District real estate portfolio
    • Warehouse Services – Supports the instructional and operational needs of the District through the warehousing and transportation of supplies and equipment, the moving of schools and departments, and the providing of courier services between District schools and locations

Contact Information

  • Business Operations 

    Gregory Hurst
    Deputy Executive Director
    1601 Farnsworth
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Community Use

    Raquel Branch
    Program Supervisor
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Move Management 

    Alexander Smith
    Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 576-7079
    Fax (313) 576-7009

    Real Estate

    Sylvester McIntosh
    Director of Real Estate
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 576-0947

    Warehouse Services

    Marvin Hartfield
    Warehouse Manager
    Support Services Complex, Building A
    1425 E. Warren Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48207