Cllr Ian McArdle said:
'Birmingham is almost alone in this country in increasing its revenue budget for schools. It means no school will have to consider, as a result of this budget, making teachers or any other staff, redundant.'
Under the proposed budget, £441m will go directly to city schools. But the council will cut back on building repairs, scrap discretionary grants for students under 19 and reduce grants to voluntary organisations.
Wolverhampton MBC is shedding 200 jobs, including 70 teaching posts, in a bid to save £7.2m, according to The Birmingham Post. END