The impact could be between $700,000 and $1.3 million.
Several programs in Frederick County Public Schools will feel the heat in the coming fiscal year, if sequestration continues. "The two biggest that we have are our Special Ed for I.D.E.A. Grant and our Title I Grant," said Leslie Pelligrino, Executive Director of Fiscal Services. "The impact could be between $700,000 and $1.3 million," she continued.
School officials are hoping that the cuts can be absorbed without layoffs. "We have been preparing for this. We knew this could be a potential since last summer. We've set aside extra money in areas like professional development and equipment purchases. But we don't know how it will affect personnel until we get the final numbers," said Pelligrino.
Officials in Washington County Public Schools say they stand to lose up to $1.6 million dollars in federal budget cuts if sequestration continues, as well.