Genesee Area Skill Center workers laid off

Dozens of teachers and staff members at the Genesee Area Skill Center are being pink-slipped as the Flint school district prepares to sell the center to the Genesee Intermediate School District.

District spokesman Bob Campbell tells NBC25 the board approved about 54 layoffs during its board meeting Wednesday night.

Last month the board approved a â??good faith agreementâ?? to transfer the skill center to the GISD next year.

The GISD board terminated its contract with Flint to operate the skill center after the district's improper spending of more than $7 million from a county tax levy.