"It's totally frustrating because it does, it compromises the kind of program you should be having and it's not your fault," said Jean Chrostoski, Superintendent of Arcola Community District.
She says the problem stems from our state's budget problems.
And what they had to do was reduce spending. That means getting rid of classes, programs and jobs.
"It sets us back. We've been trying so long to bring us our scores, to implement the common core, to do the new teacher evaluation, to be accountable for what we do to our school," said Chrostoski.
She and the school board laid out those cuts at a meeting earlier this week. They include a social studies teacher position, an art teacher position and all their teacher aides. The school board is also getting rid of the high school golf team and freshman sports teams.