TPS leaders heading to Washington, D.C.

Toledo Public Schools is facing a nearly $40 million deficit next school year. And district leaders are hoping a trip to D.C. will help secure more federal dollars to help bridge that gap.

Board President Bob Vasquez and Board Vice President Lisa Sobecki are traveling to our Nation's Capitol Saturday to meet with lawmakers about more money.

The pair will tout TPS' successes and why federal money is so important to the district. They'll be in Washington for four days.

Earlier this week, the district announced a controversial plan to close middle schools and create K-8 schools. The plan also calls for 350 job cuts and a reduction in salaries among other things.