LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - School districts are waiting for congressional approval to set their budgets.
Kelsey Bailey, the Chief Financial Officer for the Little Rock School District is among those urging congress to act.
"Hopefully both parties can come together to reach some sort of compromise so that our kids aren't hurting from the cross-the-board cuts," said Bailey. "So we want to make sure we are providing all the services we can get for these kids."
Federal education programs are facing an eight percent across-the-board spending cuts unless Congress acts.
These cutbacks could impact summer school programs as well as extracurricular activities.
Bipartisan negotiations are still underway in DC.