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Willmar, Minn., School District layoffs affecting 80 non-tenured teachers; many likely to return


WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board voted to terminate the contracts of 80 non-tenured teachers Monday, an annual practice.

Many of the teachers may be rehired before the next school year, depending on the district’s needs and financial condition.

The list includes 25 full-time equivalents among elementary teachers, 7.6 FTE in English Language Learner teachers and 4.3 FTE in physical education. Some of the teachers are working full-time while others are part-time.

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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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