The Bibb County school board passed their FY2014 budget Thursday night.
The approved version allows the district to hire six new counselors and 20 contingency teachers. Board member Jason Downey says that means they will hire those teachers as needed throughout the school year.
At the start of budget talks earlier this year, the district needed to shave $18 million to avoid dipping into their required reserves. Downey says they were able to do that without increasing taxes and staying above their minimum reserves.
He says that's partly due to an increasing trend in tax revenue. The district also found $2 million that was not used in the 2013 budget to put toward 2014.