Education

Flint Schools Plan to Downsize District
The Flint School Board approved a deficit elimination plan at their meeting on Thursday night.
According to WNEM, Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins said the plan puts the district on track to have a $400,000 budget surplus by the end of fiscal year 2016...
State Sen. Ananich Calls for Action on Student Debt Crisis
With student loan rates having doubled on Monday, State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) is calling on lawmakers in Washington and Lansing to act on the impending debt crisis.
Congess failed to reach an agreement to avoid the rate hikes, and according to Ananich, proposals in Lansing to ease the burden …
Flint School District Lays Off 21, Recalls 51 Others
The Flint School District's board of education met on Wednesday night. Fifty teachers and an assistant principal were recalled in the meeting. Twenty-one other staff were laid off.
According to MLive, budget reduction was cited for the layoffs...
Flint School District Lays Off Almost 80 Employees
The Flint School District laid off 77 employees Wednesday in an attempt to address part of their almost $16 million deficit.
According to MLive, 15 of the layoffs were non-teaching positions and 60 were paraprofessionals. The layoffs were part of the 138 approved by the board of education last month.…

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