In the high-school chemistry lab at Rudyard, a roof leak has rendered one of the lab stations unusable.

In the high-school chemistry lab at Rudyard, a roof leak has rendered one of the lab stations unusable.

An aging trainer's table sits near the high-school boys' locker room inside the Rudyard school. The entire locker area is in desperate need of renovation.

An aging trainer's table sits near the high-school boys' locker room inside the Rudyard school. The entire locker area is in desperate need of renovation.

Damaged signage welcomes arrivals to the single K-12 building in Rudyard where the more than 800 students are educated. The building also houses the district’s administrative offices.

Damaged signage welcomes arrivals to the single K-12 building in Rudyard where the more than 800 students are educated. The building also houses the district’s administrative offices.

 Elsa Nilay, a senior at Hamtramck High School, helps direct the school's daily news programming. A makeshift green screen stretches across a wall to her left.

Elsa Nilay, a senior at Hamtramck High School, helps direct the school's daily news programming. A makeshift green screen stretches across a wall to her left.

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