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Aundie Manuel, whose daughter, Kris Egge, is a kindergarten teacher in the Willmar School District, helps organize Kris' new classroom Monday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. A group of kindergarten teachers are moving into their new classrooms at Roosevelt this week. With the completion of the new Roosevelt wing, Lincoln Elementary School will lose its last students. The move is part of the district's budget-cutting strategy. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Teachers unpacking in new Roosevelt kindergarten wing

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In Chelsea Brown's classroom, the stability balls are already waiting under the tables for her kindergarten students to come to school on Jan. 4.


The tabletops, however, were covered with boxes stacked two and three deep on Monday afternoon. Of her 110 boxes, she said, she had about half of them unpacked.

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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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