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Flint school district to outsource 185 positions

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint's public school district has approved outsourcing 185 positions including substitute teachers, technology positions and school safety advocates.

The Flint Journal reports that the district's board voted an 8-1 Wednesday to approve the cost-cutting move.

The school district estimates that the savings could be around $500,000 for the one-year deal. Officials say that athletic coaches and others also be included.

Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins says legacy costs for school safety advocates prompted the outsourcing.

Plans for the outsourcing were outlined in the district's plan to erase its $20.4 million deficit, which doubled from estimates last year. The district has until July 31 to resubmit an updated deficit elimination plan to the Michigan Department of Education.

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