The Brown County School Corporation has sent questionnaires out to parents to gather input on a way to tackle the district's general fund deficit.
The city council Thursday tabled a proposal that would have padded the general fund with $2 million of Economic Development Income Tax cash.
City leaders are expecting a "suprisingly strong" 2013 budget.
The forecast for May was more than actual intake, but the yearly predictions have been fairly accurate.
The school board is expected to finalize a plan for reducing its budget by May 1st.
Democrats are questioning how $320 million of corporate tax revenue was not moved into the General Fund.
The state surplus could be as high as $1.6 billion, triggering an automatic taxpayer refund.