Sequestration: Local Impacts
CORNING -- [WENY] A White House report shows New York schools stand to lose nearly 43 million dollars, including sweeping cuts for special education.
The cuts are part of a plan called "sequestration" automatic cuts that take effect friday if Congress doesn't act.
New York could lose $42.7 M in funding for primary and secondary education, and in Pennsylvania it's about 26 point $4M.
That puts 850 teacher and teacher aide jobs on the chopping block for New York and Pennsylvania.
On top of that, millions in special education will be eliminated as well as some staff who help children with special needs.
Head Start programs for 6600 kids in Pennsylvania and New York can get cut as well.
Students may also lose some after school programs desigbned to help close achievement gaps.
"These are service we need to provide, we have to provide and that's the reason that the federal funds were originally going to be given to us as well as all other school districts, so we have to preserve those services for students so that they can do their best," said Jeffrey Delorme, C-PP Assistant Superintendent.
Delorme says about $120,000 will be cut from their budget, which is about two teachers
Instead of letting those teachers go, he says looking at other ways to close the gap.