It's easy to talk about school budget cuts. It's a little harder to understand exactly how those cuts will affect students.
One example of a program in danger is the CITY School. It is an honors program in Roanoke City that's been around since 1982. The students say the program is invaluable and needs to be saved.
CITY School is for high school seniors and it focuses on AP English and AP Government. The classes are designed to be a lot like college courses and administrators believe it's been a huge success with more than a thousand graduates.
Program director Ginger Eure said, "No one comes back and says this program is a total failure and my life is in shambles and blames it on CITY school. The ones who come back have found it very helpful."
Currently 40 students are enrolled in the program. They start off at Patrick Henry or William Fleming High Schools and then in the afternoon come downtown for two hours.