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Plans to close 4 Flint schools to cut costs

Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Flint School District board has decided to relocate Flint Northern High students and close four other schools as part of a cost-cutting effort.

The Flint Journal reports that following Wednesday's decision Flint Northern, known as the "Home of the Champions," will close as a seventh through 12th grade building. Students there will go to Northwestern High and Southwestern Academy.

Flint Northern will become the Northern Alternative Education Center and offer a new program for students in seventh through ninth grades.

Students attending Mott Middle College in another building will move to Flint Northern's building. The board also approved closing Byrant, Dort and Washington elementary schools. Brownell Elementary will close as a kindergarten through sixth grade building.

The Brownell/Holmes campus will reopen as a pre-kindergarten through sixth grade school.

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