LONG BEACH - Over a dozen employees with Long Beach Public Schools are being let go in order to save some much-needed cash.

Superintendent David Weiss says the firing of 15 staff members will save the district about $3 million. Most of the positions cut are part-time, including lunch aides, teacher aides and building aides.

The layoffs were announced at a meeting regarding the district's budget for the upcoming school year.

School officials also proposed a 1.02-percent tax levy and a zero-percent increase in the operating budget for the 2013-14 school year. There will be no cuts to any programs.

Weiss says the district needed to find ways to trim the budget because it is still paying off repairs caused by Sandy.

School officials say students' educations will not be affected by the staff cuts.