Under the dooms-day budget, the school system will lose over $6 million in state funds.
In two weeks local lawmakers may be heading down to Annapolis to work out a spending plan for next year that was not agreed on during the General Assembly Session.
Frederick County Teacher's Association President, Gary Brennan, said under the dooms-day budget that may go into effect, the school system will lose over $6 million in state funds. He said there are some things he hopes will emerge from the may session.
"What obviously I would hope is that they look at is restoring the education funding. Education takes a big hit in the dooms-day budget and they take a look at that and either find the revenues they need to put that back or they prioritize and instead of using this broad act to cut the budget, they really do strategic cutting which I really don't think happened under the dooms-day budget," Brennan said.
For the time being teachers will continue to 'work-to-contract' since they are not slated to receive a salary increase. Brennan said teachers are still trying to help their students.
"I know teachers are looking for creative ways to meet the needs of their students within their work day. In some high schools, they have a flex period and they are trying to use that time. Teachers are still available after school until their work day which is about a half an hour and I know most AP teachers are willing to work with their kids then. Teachers are looking for a way to help students as much as they can," Brennan said.
The Governor has told lawmakers to keep the week of May 14th open in case he calls them back into session.