The West Des Moines Community School District is working to cut millions from its general fund budget.
A parent-teacher group met to discuss the numbers, Tuesday.
School officials say $3-million needs to be cut for each of the next two years.
The shortfall is being blamed on several factors, including declining enrollment and less federal funding.
The district will hold public hearings before any cuts are set in stone.
School officials plan to finalize the budget no later than the end of March.