Education
5:17 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Flint educators take up the school district's Deficit Elimination Plan this week

The Flint School Board takes up a Deficit Elimination Plan Tuesday night.

The district is wrestling with a nearly $16 million deficit.

The Flint school district has made deep budget cuts, including laying off teachers and closing schools in recent years.

More cuts are likely if the district follows the plan to eliminate its deficit by June, 2016.

Larry Watkins is Flint’s interim School Superintendent. He insists the deficit elimination plan will not get in the way of the school district’s core mission.

“We will continue to provide the best education for students and will create an environment where teachers can teach and students can learn,” says Watkins.

The Flint School Board has until July 31st to send its deficit elimination plan to the state.