SACHEM - ? Officials say about 80 teachers could be laid off in the Sachem School District and taxes could be going up. Sachem?s proposed budget includes tax hikes of over 4 percent, according to Newsday. The teachers union says more than 80 teachers have been warned that they could lose their jobs. The cuts would mean class sizes could rise as high as 27 students.

Taxpayers will vote on the budget on May 17.