With the uncertainty of Congress preventing $85 billion in federal sequestration spending cuts from going into effect on March 1, it is unclear if the automatic cuts will have any effect on the Mansfield Public Schools.
“We wouldn’t really be able to put an estimate on that at this point. I really don’t know what it would mean for us if it did happen,” Mansfield Public School Superintendent Brenda Hodges said.
If Congress does not take action by the end of the month, a number of automatic cuts will take place including in education. According to the Obama Administration, Massachusetts would lose almost $14 million in cuts in education.
Hodges added Mansfield does not get much federal funding or grant money because of the lack of a large amount of low income families.
“Mansfield is kind of in the middle there, that’s why we don’t qualify for grants, get Title 1 money,” she said,
Hodges also said she has heard nothing from the state to see what things would look like if the cuts go into effect.