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School Board OKs budget, looks at impact of stimulus funds


WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a $41 million operating budget for the 2009-10 school year.

The board voted unanimously Monday to approve the budget. It reflects $2.7 million in budget cuts the board approved in the spring, including staff cuts and fee increases.

The budget also reflects changes in revenue sources. A bit less money is coming from state government. More is coming from local taxpayers, thanks to an operating levy they approved last fall.

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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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