The superintendent of Flint Public Schools is stepping down.
Linda Thompson took the helm of the troubled Flint school district in 2008.
The district was hemorrhaging red ink, had a shrinking school population and poor academic performance.
Thompson eliminated positions, closed buildings, and privatized some non-instructional services.
Then in June, the Flint Board of Education announced it would not renew Thompson's contract.
Some board members also say that a projected $4 million budget deficit could be closer to $11 million.
They allege that including the budget of a vocational program that serves students countywide may have concealed the full extent of the district's financial problems.
In a letter, Thompson denies any improprieties involving the Genesee Area Skill Center.
She also gave a 90-day notice that she will retire.