He said they are preparing for a possible $25 million budget cut, which would force the district to cut a total of 272 teachers at the elementary and high school level.
"If the current level of taxes does not get extended it will be a tragedy because you're talking about a difference between having to cut $25 million and $9 million," said Tillman.
"We're all tax payers, I think that if we have to pay the cost for it they're our children, we should have to," said parent Nicole Williamson.
The budget cuts would not only cost teachers their jobs but would also increase classroom sizes.
"There's no money here and to take away from education, it's just a shame. You're cutting our childrens' hands from being what they can be," said parent Eddie Sanchez.
The district is also hoping to cut employees' pay by five percent at a saving of $10 million. Layoff notices will begin going out on March 15.