Flint to close some schools amid cost-cutting effort

Associated Press

Flint — The Flint School District plans to close some schools and realign others amid a broader effort to cut a $21.9 million deficit.

The Flint Journal reports that the closure of Carpenter Road, Cummings and Scott elementary schools at the end of this year and stabilizing enrollment will allow the district to stave off two other closures outlined in its overall deficit-elimination plan.

The plan is expected to save $7 million over the next seven years. District officials say it will be considered by the board of education but no date has been set.

Brownell/Holmes STEM Academy, Potter and Durant-Tuuri-Mott elementary schools would be consolidated to kindergarten- through eighth-grade schools over the next two years. Next year, the schools will have students up through seventh grade.