ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- As time ticks closer to March 1, St. Johns County schools are bracing for big budget cuts.
Action News caught up with St. Johns County Superintendent Joe Joyner on Wednesday and he tells us, unless Congress acts, the district is preparing to lose $650,000 from their budget due to sequestration cuts.
Joyner says the potential hits will impact some of the district's most needy kids with cuts hitting everything from Title 1 money to the handicapped and those in Head Start.
"It's disappointing because it affects your most vulnerable children, so that makes it even more disappointing that we can't arrive at some sort of understanding," said Joyner.
If the cuts take place, they'll go into effect next school year.
Statewide, according to the White House, Florida stands to lose more than $54 million in funding for primary and secondary education and that's on top of more than $30 million in cuts to children with disabilities.