With the new school year only a month away, some local education professionals are still without contracts.
Lansing School District para-professional workers, 537 of them, are without a new contract. It expired nearly a year ago.
The Jackson School District para-professionals, secretaries, teachers an custodial workers all see their contracts expired this summer.
The Michigan Education Association has included the groups in both districts on its Critical List. That means contract negotiations have stalled.