Federal education programs face across the board cuts unless congress intervenes.
The school board passed a resolution Thursday, asking legislators to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to avoid a loss in funding.
According to the district, schools could lose more than $4 billion in funding, and Bentonville stands to lose more than $315,000.
"Bentonville will not be as impacted by sequestration, the pull back of federal funds as many other districts, but we are going to be impacted," Superintendent Mike Poore says. "Every little bit of every dollar counts."
Poore says the cuts would mainly affect special needs programs and free and reduced lunch programs.