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Flint School District using loans to pay teachers

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(02/03/14) - The Flint School district is struggling to pay its teachers and get out of debt.

It's $19 million in the red and the superintendent says if not for some state aid, teachers were in danger of not getting paid for the rest of the year.

Monday night,  the board approved nearly $6 million in loans from the state to continue paying teachers.

The district originally asked to borrow nearly $16 million, but the request was denied.

Flint Community Schools is still trying to climb out of a budget hole. The board approved a plan to cut teachers' wages and compensation by 19 percent.

They are still waiting on state approval for that deficit elimination plan.

The school board will continue discussing possible layoffs and cuts at their next meeting on Feb. 5.

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