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Next budget for Willmar, Minn., School District reflects efforts to close achievement gap in schools


WILLMAR -- An all-out effort to close the achievement gap in Willmar's schools will have an impact on the budget for the next school year.

The Willmar School Board adopted the fiscal year 2013 budget this week, with general fund expenditures of $44.1 million, a 3 percent increase. The new budget will go into effect on July 1.

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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.

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