While the final audit is still being completed, Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said it appears the Dickson County school system finished the last fiscal year better than expected. Weeks told the school board Thursday night that revenues for 2012-13 appear to have exceeded budget projections by about two percent while expenses came in four percent below budget. As a result, Weeks said he expects the system will be able to add about $600,000 to its projected fund balance. The director said the school system was hit harder than expected in expenses for worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance, but otherwise managed to hold spending below projections. The reduction in the amount of fund balance needed to make it through the year will leave the system in a little better shape with the new fiscal year, when it is projected to need $3.2 million of reserves, causing concerns among local officials about what kind of shape the school system’s budget will be in next year. The school board also approved an amended version of its 2013-14 budget to reflect revenue changes made by county Mayor Bob Rial and approved by the county commission. With adjustments in revenue that Rial said make the schools budget more “realistic,” Weeks said the system is looking at a projected increase of about $70,000 in local funding. The board unanimously passed an amendment Thursday night that changes its budget to match what was approved by the commission.