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Federal money insulated Willmar from 2010 budget cuts, will be felt in 2011-12


WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District was insulated from the impact of last year's budget cuts through a one-time infusion of more than $900,000 in federal money.

However, most of that money is now gone.

The district spent $737,000 this year to hire classroom teachers to keep a lid on class sizes. A variety of other instructional staff members were hired to work with students who were struggling in reading and math.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

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