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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green presented a budget of $629,085,238 to the school board Thursday night. The budget asks county commissioners for $13.6 million in new operating funds for the 2013-14 school year.

"During the past five years, our students and staff have endured budget cuts, increased class sizes, reduced supplies and equipment, and the loss of critical administrative support for schools,” Green told the board.

"After five years of cutting resources, and after five years of doing more with less, I believe it is time to seek adequate funding to support our students,” he said.

The budget ask Guilford County Commissioners for $189.2 million, which includes $13.6 million more than last year. The additional money is budgeted to be divided with $5.9 million to sustain operations, $3.4 million to cover a salary increase for all employees and an additional $3.2 million to restore cuts made as a result of the Great Recession.

Some school board members questioned details of the budget including $631,148 in cuts to Mentor Pay.

The school board will present the final budget to the school board on May 15th.