Credit agencies say the increased savings from open positions helped boost the financial outlook. They also issued a warning about charter school enrollment's upward trend.
Butkovitz seeks more auditing authority over District finances and warns of a looming "fiscal calamity" down the road.
It also tabled non-renewal recommendations for two ASPIRA charters.
It also passed a fiscal 2016-17 budget with money for at least one nurse and counselor in every school.
At the same time, City Council grills District officials on why schools lack basic services.
The auditor general says he will monitor the cost of any 2016-17 impasse.