The writing is on the wall for dozens of local teachers.
Starting next school year, there could be a whole new crop of core subject instructors at five local schools.
Brainerd High School English Teacher Brittan Bussart just learned of the change.
"We would not have our jobs after the end of the school year."
That the bad news that came at the worst time for Bussart and her fellow teachers at Woodmore Elementary, Dalewood Middle , Orchard Knob Elementary and Orchard Knob Middle Schools.
"It's not a very nice Christmas present and a lot of people went home very distraught very upset you know it was a lot to absorb I wasn't expecting it. We knew that there were going to be a lot of changes coming in from the state but we were not expecting this kind of thing."
Superintendent Rick Smith says it's part of the re-organization to boost scores at the five low performing so-called Innovation Zone Schools.
They're getting federal funding tied to the changes.
"They certainly are eligible to reapply for those jobs."
Smith adds the school district will start advertising for the jobs at all five schools on January 2nd, before teachers return from Winter break.
"Right now there's not much to worry about. It's just part of the process go through that process and I think most everyone will be fine."