The money would be spent on a pilot program to develop computer-based tests and search some test sheets for suspicious erasures.
The board's 2009 decision to eliminate a school assignment policy based on socioeconomic diversity was a major issue in the Tuesday election.
The Los Angeles school district agrees to set up a new master plan for English-language learners and provide more resources for African-American students in resolving a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.
Mesquite Independent School District was recognized for rising test scores.
Both political factions on the board appear to like a "controlled choice" plan that would give parents options on where their children could attend school.
The governor cut the salaries of the state's 44 regional superintendents, who provide support services to school districts throughout the state, calling them an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.
During the federal government's second national bullying conference, students and members of the administration shared haunting stories of bullying gone unchecked.
The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.
Boston, Central Falls, R.I., and Sacramento, Calif. will join a handful of other of other school systems to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for forging collaborative relationships with charter schools.
The resignations, along with the recent departure of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, means that Philadelphia will be facing new leaders at the helm.