The Hamilton County school board decided Thursday not to take away medical benefits from contract bus drivers.
Superintendent Rick Smith said he would submit another version of the budget next week.
Smith also told the board that the cuts proposed are too severe and he will go to the County Commission to ask for more funding.
Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...