The Montgomery County school board is considering suing the county over funding.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday to take legal action if its funding is cut.
School officials had accepted County Executive Ike Leggett's proposed $137 million cut to their budget request. But in the last two weeks, the county council has been contemplating another $33 million cut.
Leggett’s budget would put the district beneath the minimum level of funding required by the state.
Schools Superintendent Jerry Weast said state law prohibits the council from cutting further if the county is already dipping below the state minimum for school spending.