Up to sixty teaching positions in the Lansing School District are on the chopping block.
That's according to the teachers’ union. It is working to negotiate a new contract with the district.
Last January, teachers gave up part of their raise for the 2005-2006 school year, to avoid the mid-year layoffs.
But Jerry Swartz, the president of the teacher union, says the district was just postponing the inevitable.
"With a conservative estimation of the fall enrollment we are going to have to cut some positions- quite a few positions unfortunately."
The union and the school district are expected to reach a contract agreement by August.