Schools Could Lose Millions In Federal Funding

Cuts Would Impact Services For Students In Need

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 5 a.m.

School districts in Northwest Arkansas could lose millions of dollars that provide critical services to students in need, depending on the level of federal spending cuts Congress makes in the coming weeks.

By The Numbers

Education Expenses

The number of students identified as special education and Title I for the 2011-12 school year in the four largest districts in Northwest Arkansas. Also listed is the percentage of students in the free and reduced-price lunch program in each district.

School District Enrollment Special Education Title I Free and Reduced-Price Lunch

Bentonville 14,123 1,378 2,484 28 percent

Fayetteville 9,017 1,014 3,951 41 percent

Rogers 14,145 1,541 6,270 59 percent

Springdale 19,372 1,795 9,582 66 percent

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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