SAN ANTONIO -- If Congress and the Obama Administration do not agree on a budget deal by Friday, the federal government will be forced to cut $85 billion from federally funded programs, including public education. Currently, school districts are watching Washington very closely.
North East ISD tells News 4 the district could lose around $6,000,000 million in federal funding. The federal funding pays for a number of things including: adult education, special education, staff development, bilingual programs and homeless programs.
Northside ISD says at most the district could potentially take a $3,000,000 cut in federal funding. The bulk of the cuts would be to programs that support at-risk students who are served by special education.
San Antonio ISD says the areas that would see the most impact in the district include funds for students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.
The school districts say their budgets are already in place for this year, so if the federal cuts happens, it will affect next year's budget instead.