Non-teacher layoffs will be announced by the Chicago Public Schools district on Friday.
The district plans to cut central office and administrative employees as it grapples with a $480 million hole in its current budget. CPS has been looking to fill that gap with pension savings from state government that have yet to materialize.
The number of CPS staffers who will be laid off has not yet been released.
"We do not take these actions lightly, but as we ask others to do their part, we are doing everything in our power to put our fiscal house in order," reads a statement from CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. "Every department at CPS will have to do more with less, as we streamline administrative functions in an effort to prevent cuts from reaching our classroom doors. These cuts will consolidate some functions and challenge the district to continue delivering services."