The Union County school board is expected to vote next week on a proposed budget that includes an extra $6.7 million.
Superintendent Ed Davis said that will help save 350 teacher assistant jobs.
The district has faced sharp criticism after it planned to lay off 400 people to help close a $9.6 million budget gap.
The school board will send the budget request to the county. The request for additional money could raise some questions, especially in light of the district’s purchase of $1 million in tablets and smartboards.
Lawmakers now want answers about those purchases.
District officials said they would have lost the money if they did not spend it by the end of the year.