FENTON — The Fenton Area Public Schools support union offered concessions worth $600,000 after the district looked at contracting out for some services, according to The Flint Journal. The district had been looking to contract for transportation and custodial services to close its budget deficit.

These concessions are only part of the district’s budget balancing moves. The district hopes to cut $1.6 million to $2.3 million out of next year’s budget, The Journal reported.

Other plans included laying off 18 full-time teachers and shifting grades to different buildings, according to The Journal.

However, the budget-cutting moves do come with some cuts that may affect the quality and service of the support duties. The concessions include the elimination of two bus routes. Also, two maintenance positions will not be replaced, according to The Journal.

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