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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 Sacramento-area teachers are wondering if they’ll be losing their jobs this year.

The Sacramento Bee reports that pink slips due by March 15 will warn teachers and other school employees that they could be out of work by the end of the school year.

The newspaper says Sacramento City Unified board officials have voted to send notices to 700 teachers, while San Juan Unified officials have notified more than 600 employees, and Elk Grove Unified officials have sent out notices to 239 school employees.

Placer County education leaders say about 125 teachers will get preliminary layoff notices, while smaller districts, including Twin Rivers Unified, will also be sending out notices.

Last year about 2,500 Sacramento County teachers received pink slips, but most kept their jobs when the Legislature barred school districts from laying off teachers to balance their budget.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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