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Willmar Schools Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard makes a point Tuesday while discussing education funding with Democratic state Reps. Andrew Falk, of Murdock, and Rep. Nora Slawik, of Maplewood, pictured below. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Superintendents, teachers give legislators an earful

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WILLMAR -- Area school superintendents, teachers and school board members gave their analysis of state funding for K-12 education during a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon in Willmar.

Very little of what the school officials had to say to Rep. Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock, and Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-Maplewood, was positive, and there were plenty of unanswered questions. "When will we have the hard conversation about what we are going to do?" asked BBE Superintendent Matt Bullard.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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