According to the Proviso Herald, about 30 teachers and certified staff will not be coming back to work at Maywood School District 89 next year.
At a Special Meeting Monday night, the Maywood School District 89 School Board meeting voted unanimously in favor of the action.
Those who will be let go are part of over 300 teachers and certified staff that work in the school district. The positions were non-renewal contracts.
Along with teachers some of the jobs of certified staff are literacy coaches, technology assistants, teacher assistants and tutors.
Maywood School District 89 Superintendent Thea Perkins said the decision was made in part because of the economy. She said less money is coming in from the state along with the decline in grant money.
She said the district's actions aren't exclusive and these kinds of steps are being taken by school districts across the state.
Perkins said despite the change the district will continue to work hard to provide the best education possible for the students in the district.