Washington County Board of Education officials believe they will have a $1.5 million surplus at the end of the budget year and are proposing it be spent on textbooks, computer upgrades and other improvements.
Technically, the Washington County Commissioners can take back any year-end savings, said school board member Edwin Hayes.
On Tuesday, the Board of Education asked that it be allowed to spend the money in 11 areas. The proposals were priorities that couldn't be funded in next year's budget, Hayes said.
The commissioners did not vote on the proposal.
The school board and the commissioners will meet in early July to determine what kind of surplus the school system has ended the budget year with.
Board members said they need $535,343 of the money to balance next year's budget. An additional $500,000 will be used for new textbooks, according to the board.