Retirees call it a slap in the face.
A Southern Virginia school district decided to pull its pension plan after asking dozens of people to retire.
Monday night those retirees confronted the school board saying they feel betrayed.
"The word of the board can not be trusted. It is not worth the paper it is written on," said former Sinai Elementary Principal Mike Wilborne.
"You think the morale was low in the past? It is rock bottom now for all of us," said 2012 retiree Debbie Griles.
This was a reunion none of these retirees wanted to have.
Nearly 150 people retired from the Halifax County School system packed a school board meeting Monday night with one clear message.
"I ask you to reconsider your decision, or at the very least consider other options," said one retired teacher.
Former teacher after former teacher voiced their opinions for nearly an hour all rebutting the board's decision to revoke the Local Option Retirement Plan, or LORP, an incentive package sold as a way to save the system from having layoffs.
In the original plan, retirees get insurance and, after volunteering in schools for 20 days, would earn 20 percent of their final contracted salary.
The insurance stayed, the retirement planed was nixed.
"Ah, it was, I came home from vacation and there it was on the front page of the newspaper in three inch letters. And we hadn't heard a word," said retired school nurse Vickie Poole.
The school board had a suggestion for all those retirees. Work only as a substitute and get paid $65 a day.
That's nowhere close to the retirement plan payments.
It cost one teacher more than a promised salary.
"I turned down an opportunity for further in June that if I had know that this was going to be canceled I might have taken up on that. But that has gone by," said retired English teacher Becky Donner.
Now teachers that poured years into the school system will leave with only memories.