The Erie School Board will make a tough decision Wednesday evening.
The School Board is slated to vote on a final budget that has a $5.5 million deficit Wednesday at 6 p.m. at East High School.
The deadline to pass a budget is Thursday.
Superintendent Jay Badams does not want the board to cut any more programs or increase taxes.
Instead, the district is looking for funding from the state.
State Sen. Sean Wiley has proposed a bill that could bring more than $150 million to Pennsylvania schools.
If Wiley’s bill is passed, the money would keep the district afloat until changes in the long-term funding formula can take hold.