State approves Flint school's deficit reduction plan - WNEM TV 5

State approves Flint school's deficit reduction plan

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The State of Michigan has given the okay to the Flint public school district's deficit reduction plan.

The district will avoid a state takeover, as long as it follows conditions laid out by the state board of education.

The state's approval of a 10.6 million dollar deficit plan would require the district to reduce expenditures or immediately cut staff and submit monthly budget reports to ensure the district is on the right track.

Is the state stepping in a win for the district? Some say no. It only delays what will eventually happen, a state takeover.

A state takeover would mean outsourcing teaching jobs.

Whatever the future hold for Flint Schools, Interim Superintendent Lawrence Watkins says the district must continue to fight.

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