Alpine Teachers to Take Strike Vote Over Pay Cut

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    Teachers in Alpine will meet Wednesday evening to consider whether to strike in protest of pay and benefit cuts.

    The Alpine Unified School District Board recently approved a 7.85 percent salary cut and an $8,000 cap on health benefit contributions.

    The Alpine Teachers Association says for half of its teachers, the changes will amount to a 30 percent cut in monthly compensation.

    The district has said that the increase in costs concerning health care coverage along with declining state funding has left them no choice but to approve the cuts.

    The ATA's 91 members will vote on whether to strike at a meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. at Boulder Oaks Elementary School.