PORT JEFFERSON - Teachers in one Long Island school district are giving back to save their jobs. More than 300 teachers in the Comsewogue School District have agreed to pay cuts next year after $3.5 million in state aid is expected to be slashed from next year's budget.

Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella says initially 41 employees were going to be laid off until teachers agreed to give $4,500 from their paychecks. School administrators, secretaries and custodians have also agreed to a pay freeze.