A bill requesting the district be given an extension to get out of fiscal distress passed the full house on Thursday by a vote of 89-1.
The district was found to be in fiscal distress at the end of the 2010 - 2011 school year.
Superintendent Dr. Jerry Guess says when he came on board, the district was almost bankrupt.
Guess says the district is at the end of its two year plan and needs more time.
"You might say the first year is really a baseline year, you're finding out what to do, the second year is a year where you implement those changes that you've identified, but it's even more critical to continue doing that and to evaluate what you've done," Guess says.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where if it passes, the district would get five years.