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Bill Introduced Establishes Back-to-School Tax Holiday

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Joe Graves would give parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax  on essential back-to-school supplies during the month of August.

Graves, a Republican from Argentine Township and representing the 51st House District, said suspension of the 6-percent sales tax on items for the classroom would help parents and teachers better prepare students for the coming year by saving them money on school-related purchases

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Flint School Board Approves Nearly $20 Million Loan

The Flint School Board approved borrowing up to $17 million in a special meeting held Wednesday night. According to ABC 12, the money is needed due to a cash shortage and would hold the district over until it receives its state aid check. The move comes less than a month after the district submitted a revised deficit elimination plan to the state asking for three more year

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Flint School District to Hold Special Meeting on Revised Deficit Elimination Plan

The Flint School District will host a special meeting tonight (7/30) to discuss their plan to get of nearly $21 million in debt. According to ABC 12, the district must submit its revised deficit elimination plan to the Michigan Department of Education by Thursday. An audit last November showed the district to be about $10 million in debt. However, a new report last month showed the debt to be twice as m

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Mott Community College Names New President

Mott Community College has named its new president. According to NBC 25, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will take over as president next month replacing Dr. Richard Shank who is retiring after 14 years. The school's Board of Trustees announced the de

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courtesy Flint Mayor Dayne Walling
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Flint Mayor Dayne Walling to Teach Course at U of M – Flint in Fall

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will teach teach a political science course this fall on Thursday nights according to MLive. When done with his mayoral duties, Walling will trade his suit and tie for a textbook as he looks to give back. Walling said "I

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Flint Schools May Ask for Extension on Revised Budget Deficit Elimination Plan

The Interim Superintendent of the Flint School District has reportedly told other superintendents from around Genesee County that the financially troubled district may ask for more time to submit an updated budget deficit elimination plan

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Flint Schools Plan to Outsource More Jobs in Attempt to Cut Budget [Video]

A plan to outsource more jobs is the latest attempt by Flint Community Schools in its attempt to cut a budget deficit of more than $20 million.

According to ABC 12, starting next school year, substitute teachers, tech works, safety advocates and even athletic coaches will be hired by outside companies. The decision to outsource 150 jobs was made at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

One the plan is approved by the state, for ins

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GISD Sues Flint Schools Over Disputed $8.6 Million in Misspent Money

The Genesee Intermediate School District has filed a lawsuit against the Flint School District over a disputed $8.6 million in tax money that was meant for a different purpose. The funds were supposed to be used for vocational training and auditors have said that it was improperly spent on general operations for the financially troubled district

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Mott Community College to Host Music Career Open House

Mott Community College has announced they will host a music career open house this month. The open house is for those who are interested in a career in music. Attendees will be able to meet the faculty and current students while learning about MCC's two music degrees

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Flint Schools Deficit Is Two Times Bigger Than Originally Thought [Video]

Two shocking announcements were made at the Flint School Board meeting last night concerning a bigger budget deficit and Flint Northern closing for good.

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