BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore County school board passed a proposed budget for the upcoming school year. The vote came after hours of discussion that went late into Tuesday night.

The county is trying to climb out of a $81 million deficit. According to our media partner The Baltimore Sun, the board passed a $1.6 billion budget without making any major cuts.

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County Executive Johnny Olsezewski Jr. had asked the school board to make cuts without taking away proposed teacher raises.

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Among other things, members debated several cuts, including to transportation and technology.

Olsezewski and the county council must approve the plan before sending it back to the school board for a final review.

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