Minneapolis school district to lay off more than 100

Minneapolis Public Schools will announce dozens of layoffs at the district's central office on Monday.

District officials expect to eliminate approximately 120 administrative positions. Six hundred people currently work at the district's headquarters in north Minneapolis.

The move will save the district $11.6 million. District officials say those savings will go to schools, allowing them to lower class sizes, reduce caseloads for special education teachers and increase learning time at middle and high schools.

The district will encourage those being laid off to apply for positions at schools.

The layoffs don't come as a surprise. Interim Superintendent Michael Goar warned he was planning to "right size" the district's central office when he took the position after Bernadeia Johnson's resignation in February.

The district's budget for 2015 is about $745 million. The Minneapolis School Board will vote on the 2016 budget in June.

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