To the communities of Prophetstown, Lyndon and Tampico:
I ask all of you to please support your teachers who can be let go by the school district. (I am one of those individuals.)
The Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico Community Unit School District 3 will hold a public hearing for honorable dismissals of teachers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the actual board meeting at 7 p.m., both to be held at the district office at 79 Grove St. in Prophetstown.
After the hearing, any action to approve a Reduction of Force (RIF) must be by majority vote of the board.
The reason for RIF is due to the school district facing a huge budget shortfall that is speculated at being in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The reasons behind the budget deficit can be argued, but there is no argument that some teachers will be out of a job after the school year.
Thank you for your support.