Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. just held the School District's feet to the fire on just how much money they're actually looking for.

"How much money do you want," Goode said. After some hemming and hawing by Chief Financial Officer Mike Masch, Goode said: "If you're not going to make a direct request, say I'm not going to make a direct request."

Finally, Masch said the district would welcome support to restore 50 to 75 percent of a list of $180 million in cuts that they provided to Council. That list included full-day kindergarten ($25 million) and transportation services ($50 million).