CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County school leaders have decided how much money they can spend next year.
The school board approved a 2012 budget of $524 million Tuesday night.
This budget is a real give and take -- it includes a 2 percent bonus for all staff, while building in four furlough days.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Superintendent Marcus Newsome said it was the first time in two years he didn't dread the budget.
At $524 million, this budget is $6 million more than last year's and comes after two years of cutting the budget by $80 million at a cost of 500 positions.
This budget sees no cuts to instructional positions but includes nine fewer central office positions and a crack down on overtime pay in the facilities department.
The school board approved the budget in a unanimous vote. It now goes to the county Board of Supervisors review.
The school board also decided to wait a little longer before creating a calendar that would lengthen the school day by 10 minutes, to add a week's worth of staff development days.