Fewer teachers are expected to be laid off this year than the previous four school terms.

That's according to the state's largest teacher's union. The California teachers association expects about 1,000 school teachers statewide to receive layoff notices.

Some three-thousand teachers received layoff notices last year, and about 20-thousand teachers were told they faced losing their jobs in 2011 and 2012, which represented 95 percent of the teachers in the state.