The Minneapolis school district will make suspending students of color more difficult.

Starting Monday, every suspension of black, American Indian or Hispanic students will now be reviewed by Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's leadership team.

Earlier this year, Johnson placed a moratorium on suspensions of pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners and first graders.

"It's about reducing disproportionality of student suspensions," Johnson said.

Johnson said the moratorium has helped reduce suspensions by 50 percent.

Now she wants to reduce suspensions by another 50 percent by 2016 by having her team review each suspension of students of color.

"Changing the trajectory for our students of color is a moral and ethical imperative, and or actions must be drastically different to achieve our goal of closing the achievement gap by 2020," Johnson said.