Parents and tax payers concerned about the nearly nine million dollar deficit in the Millcreek Township School District spoke out at a special meeting on Wednesday night.
"As a parent, as a tax payer, as a part of this community, I do feel that each and every one of you [the board] has failed us in some manner," said Genene Mattern, a Vernondale parent.
"My kids shouldn't have to be resilient and make an emotional adjustment because mistakes that were made by adults," said Nadine Clement, a Ridgefield parent. "That's not fair."
On Thursday afternoon, acting superintendent William Hall responded.
"It's emotional for everybody. It's emotional for me. I was expecting that."
One of the things firing people the most, was the fact that the business manager still has her job, even after it was revealed she was involved with improperly transferring funds.
"What legal actions will the board be taking against Mr. Golde and Mrs. Lincoln for erroneous numbers for the last three years?" asked Gino Montagna, a Millcreek resident.
We asked Hall that same question.
"I do understand their frustration, but at the same time, it's a very difficult position to be in and let's just leave it at that."
Parents also questioned how the district went from planning to build a school, to possibly closing two.
"When everybody was curious on how were going to afford a $100 million project, we were told we were thriving," said Donna Reese, a Millcreek resident.
Hall said the decision to move forward with those plans were made on "bad information."
"Fortunately it came to light before we started digging in the ground," said Hall.
Now, the district is digging out of a nine million dollar hole.