County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said Thursday he is submitting a budget that is $34 million above the projected revenue.
Asked where the $34 million would come from, Dr. Johnson said it would be "up to the funding body."
If approved by the County School Board, the school board would go to the County Commission requiring a sizable tax increase.
Dr. Johnson said he wants to increase school funding from $385 million to $443 million.
He said the schools have made significant progress during his year and a half in office, but need more resources for higher teacher pay, more school counselors and for special education.
He also seeks to bolster the new Future Ready career training program.