Many areas could be feeling the impact of massive cuts in spending come Friday, if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. can't come to an agreement. One area, is education.
Erie City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jay Badams said the district could stand to lose anywhere from seven to 10 percent of their federal funding if these cuts go through.
The district would lose money currently being used to fund programs for class size reduction and also a large portion of their special education.
Dr. Badams said if the district does lose that federal money, they would more than likely have to cut back on staff.
Now the district also is facing another budget gap, and with the threat of sequestration, it doesn't make balancing the budget any easier.
"At this point, we're quite used to bad news," said Dr. Badams. "We are certainly hoping that this gets resolved and we can avoid this, but we're certainly prepared that when, or if, this sequester happens, that we're going to have to adjust our budget."
That budget is also contingent on what happens in Harrisburg. Dr. Badams said the district is still waiting to see what happens with the privatization of liquor stores. If that happens, the schools would get extra money from the state.