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Willmar School Board approves contract with teachers


WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a two-year contract with the district's teachers.

The contract will allow an overall 1 percent increase in salary and benefits for teachers in the first year and a 1.9 percent increase in the second year.

Members of the teachers union ratified the agreement in December.

State school districts have until Friday to settle their teacher contracts. If they don't, they must pay a penalty to the state.

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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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