By Alison Henderson
The Minneapolis public school district will open three schools to support a rise in enrollment, according to a Star Tribune report.
The district was the largest in Minnesota, but decreased in size after enrollment moved to suburban and charter schools. However, the district expects 2,000 new students by 2015, according to a KSTP report.
The plan is expected to cost up to $45 million. School board members approved the allocation of $18 million Tuesday, to spread over eight schools, according to the Star Tribune report.
Money to cover the cost of construction and architect fees will come from the district's budget and proceeds from a bond sale, according to the Star Tribune report.
The expansion aims to create more space for elementary school students currently studying in overcrowded classrooms.