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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 School District Pays GISD For Some of Services Owed [Video]

Flint Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins submitted a check for $893,000 to the Genesee Intermediate School District on Monday night for some of the money owed to the district for services provided to Flint Schools

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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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Flint School Board Agrees to More Lay Offs [Video]

At Wednesday night's Flint School Board meeting, the board voted to lay off 12 teachers, five para-pros and three non-instructional staff members, as they continue to chip away at a $10.4 million deficit

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Flint School Board Votes to Lay Off More Than 250 Staff [Video]

At their meeting on Wednesday night, the Flint School Board voted to lay off more than 250 non-instructional staff as they attempt to reduce a $10 million budget deficit.

According to WNEM, non-instructional staff includes clerical, maintenance, secretaries, food service and school safety employees. Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins says the cuts will help the district save $5 million. Watkins also said the district is looking to

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Flint School Board Approves Over 90 Layoffs [Video]

At its Monday night meeting, the Flint School Board approved 91 layoffs to teachers and staff as part of its deficit elimination plan.

According to WNEM, the district expects roughly $8 million in revenue to cover costs for the 2014-15 school year. Interim superintendent Larry Watkins says that amount isn't enough as the district must keep its spendin

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Flint Schools Gain Students on Count Day

Flint schools gained students on Wednesday, its annual count day. This after many years of declines in enrollment.

According to MLive, Flint schools were up 44 students since last October. State funding i

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The Flint School District is Using Advertising to Keep Current Students

I don't know if a commercial during The Bachelor would convince me to change schools. But the Flint School District is spending $15,000 on advertising, hoping it will help them hold onto most of the $13.5 million in state funding they already receive.

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State Signs Off on Flint School District’s Deficit Elimination Plan

The Michigan Department of Education has signed off on the Flint School District's deficit elimination plan.

According to MLive, the Department of Education said Tuesday it approved the district's pla

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