Aubrey Chancellor with Northeast Independent School District told 550 KTSA News they're unsure at this point just how much money they stand to lose, but that any cuts to spending would have to be made up at the state or local level.
"That could certainly have an impact, especially since right now we're very unclear on where the state legislature stands on funding public education," said Chancellor.
Pascual Gonzalez with Northside Independent School District said federal cuts wouldn't effect their operations for the rest of this school year, but could eventually impact two main areas in most school districts.
"Ninety percent of these cuts are in special education and in Title I programs, and these are the kids that need these services the most," said Gonzalez. "If this goes through and they do an 8.2 percent reduction, that's $3,000,000 in cuts for us. If they go with a five percent reduction, you're looking at $1.8 Million."
Leslie Price with San Antonio ISD said, like Northeast, they too are unsure just how much funding they stand to lose, but fear for a number of their programs.
"We are a Title I school district, which means we have a large population of economic disadvantaged students. So, we have title funds that we use for supplemental services," said Price. "We stand to lose several things such as supplemental books, software supplies, intervention programs for different curriculum needs, and any other different programs we need to help level the playing field."
The White House has released a report that claims 'Texas will lose approximately $67.8 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 930 teacher and aide jobs at risk,' if sequestration were to take effect.
By: Marissa A. Wagner
Wednesday February 27, 2013