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Willmar experiencing teacher shortage: Other school districts, businesses report similar difficulties filling openings

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WILLMAR — With less than two weeks to go until teachers go back to work, Willmar Public Schools are struggling to fill nearly a dozen teaching openings.


At the Willmar School Board meeting Monday, Director of Human Resources Liz Fischer said many school districts are finding it difficult to fill staff openings.

“It’s not unique to our district,” she said.

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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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