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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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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.

The district is projected to lose hundreds of students in the coming years. The deficit elimina

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Flint School District Owes Almost $5 Million in Retiree Pension Payments

The Flint School District has less than one week to pay $4.7 million it owes the state employee pension system or the state could withhold student aid.

According to MLive, the money is due after the

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Layoffs Occur at Genesee Area Skill Center in Advance of GISD Takeover

Over 50 employees at the Genesee Area Skill Center were laid off on Wednesday by the Flint School District in preparation of the takeover by the Genesee Intermediate School District.

According to MLive,

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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,

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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 paraprofessio

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