The 'dooms-day' budget will end up resulting in a cut of funding for education to Frederick County in excess of $9-million for next fiscal year.
Last week, lawmakers in Annapolis failed to agree on a revenue spending plan and now Frederick County Schools may be hit hard financially.
Frederick County Board of Education member, Brad Young, said it's a shame that legislators were not able to get their act together and pass a budget that makes sense for the State of Maryland.
"We ended up with this 'dooms-day' budget which will end up resulting in a cut of funding for education to Frederick County in excess of $9-million for next fiscal year," Young said.
To make up the $9-million short fall, painful cuts will have to be made. The Board of Education will also see if the Frederick County Commissioners will give them financial assistance.
Young said, "We have been very blessed over the past 10 years where our Commissioner have given us far above what they were required to do in maintenance of effort. They did it in maintenance of effort which raised the bar every time they did that. People are complaining about where we are at, but we are actually way above where we would have been if they just would have done maintenance of effort."
If the 'dooms-day' budget goes into effect school employees may have their work year re-adjusted, class sizes could increase and positions may be cut.
Young hopes the state lawmakers will meet again for a special session to work out a revenue plan.