Fifty-nine Baltimore city school employees received layoff notices Friday in a second round of cutbacks imposed by the school district this week.
The move brings the number of layoffs to more than 200 — about 100 more than city schools CEO Gregory Thornton initially estimated.
On Wednesday, the district issued notifications to 159 central office employees that their positions would be eliminated; 16 employees were reassigned.
City officials called Friday's layoffs the "second phase" of the district's restructuring plan.
"As we've stated throughout this year's budget development, we worked diligently to minimize impact to schools and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, policies and contracts," officials said in a statement.
Union leaders said the central office shake-up includes dismantling the executive director structure created by former city schools CEO Andrés Alonso, who had assigned administrators to lead and support principals.
Beyond the statements, school officials and Thornton have declined requests for comment.
School system officials said that "the reorganization strategy and reduction in force are key components of our work to address the district's short and long-term budget challenges.
"We remain committed to ensuring all staff are deployed most effectively to support student achievement, and resources are being put where they are most needed — in our schools, for our students, for the long term."