LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Unified School District is not planning to lay off any employees for the first time in four years.

The school board on Tuesday decided to withdraw a plan to issue layoff notices to about 200 school nurses, psychologists, counselors and librarians.

Spokesman Daryl Strickland says the board decided to pay for the jobs out of a central district fund, instead of funding them through individual school site budgets.

Under state law, school districts must notify employees by March 15 that their jobs could be cut at year end. Usually, only a fraction of noticed employees are laid off.

Teachers union President Warren Fletcher says he's gratified about the board's decision. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles had demonstrated on Tuesday outside district headquarters against the cuts.