JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attending LaVilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, 6th grader Elian Sandler fears the proposed budget cuts will change his education.
"The teachers are great, the education is great, and they'll help you on through the rest of your life," said Sandler.
He showed up to the Duval County Board Meeting with his Boy Scouts Troop to express his frustration at the process.
"They're making a big mistake," he said.
But school board members say the cuts they're facing leave them little choice.
"There's a lot of issues out there that we can't continue to fund. We try each year, and each year it gets worse and worse," said board member Tommy Hazouri.
Currently looking at a hole of what they claim will be more than $75 million in the coming school year, Hazouri said none of the options to close the gap appeal to the board, or the community.