Willmar benefits and faces challenges with its minority students
Willmar Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard often visits elementary classrooms to read to the kids.
Part of the fun for him is looking at all the different faces, he said recently.
About 44 percent of the district’s students come from ethnic or racial minority groups. That’s 1,804 of the district’s 4,135 students. The most prevalent groups are Latinos and Somalis. The district has smaller numbers of students of Native American or Asian Pacific heritage.
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