Education continues to take big hits in California because of the state's financial problems.
The Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted to notify 5,200 teachers and workers that they could be laid off in order to cut costs as the district grapples with a $640 million budget deficit.
The layoffs may not happen. But it's a measure of how difficult the situation is that the board would have to consider such massive layoffs.
The documents the board voted on Tuesday to approve the notices of potential layoffs are here.