Flint school board hires outside financial help

Larry Watkins, interim Superintendent for Flint Community Schools

The Flint school board is hoping to combat its multi-million-dollar deficit by bringing some outside help to manage the district's finances.

The board has approved contracting services with certified public accountant Linda Holloway.

Holloway will be responsible for preparing budgets, presenting financial reports, and working with the state on its deficit-elimination plan.