Hundreds of school staff members rallied outside tonight's school board meeting at Valeska Hinton Early Education Center
They say they're not being allowed to do their jobs properly.
They claim the administration is making decisions without the consideration of those working closest to students.
Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan says over the years, the district has been going backwards, and it's her role to make sure District 150 is turned around.
"Many in Peoria's educational system have demanded change. Indeed, that is the overall charge I was given when I was hired. However, a vocal few are intent on remaining on the same path, one that leads them backwards," says Lathan.
Peoria Teacher's Union President Bob Darling says, "It's very frustrating when a majority of the decisions are made by the people that are the farthest from the children. We need to get the buildings where the site based manager, where the principals have the input, to run their buildings the way they want to."
A lot of tension came after the school board approved re-classifying several principals in District 150 in April.