In Campbell County, parents are hoping to save an elementary school on the chopping block.
The school board has tried to close Gladys Elementary many times - it's the oldest school in the county.
But this year, thanks to deep budget cuts, the school may be out of second chances.
Gladys Resident Carolyn Isaacs says she's tired of seeing her neighborhood school used as a solution to a budget problem.
She said, "I don't know how the teachers have done it. Every year, they've had to teach and keep the kid's spirits up, under the threat that they will not have a job next year."
This year, the threat of closing is more real than ever, so parents packed the school for a meeting, to stratagize a way to keep Gladys Elementary open.
They shared concerns with their school board member and Congressman Tom Perriello.
Parents like Kristi Whitesell worry other schools won't be ready to handle the extra students.