LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Voting begins Sunday by teachers faced with cutting their contract in order to help with a huge budget deficit.

The Lansing Schools Education Association says teachers are voting on pay cuts and increased health insurance premiums in a concessions contract designed to help overcome a $30 million budget deficit.

The union says voting was began Sunday and runs through Wednesday.

The union didn’t announce details of the proposal but says as many as 95 of the 150 teachers who got layoff notices will still lose their jobs.

The Union President says the voting is aimed at meeting a deadline of Thursday for the Lansing School Board to submit a balanced budget.


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