The Shelby County School system will spend more than $41 million this year on educating the 6,394 students in the district.
That means that the budget, which was passed last Thursday night, allocates a little more than $6,500 for the education of each local student.
This is the biggest budget the board has ever passed.
For the past two years the board has passed budgets that were expected to take out of the district's saving in order to cover expenses.
However, each year the actual revenues have exceeded actual expenditures.