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Willmar School Board plans special meeting Monday to approve prelim. levy

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WILLMAR -- The property tax levy for the Willmar School District could drop about 5 percent next year.

The School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. All board meetings are open to the public.

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According to information distributed to the board and posted on the district website, the local property tax levy in the school district will decrease from $7.1 million this year to $6.8 million to be paid in 2013, a decrease of 5.18 percent.

The board will also conduct a data retreat to discuss recent state test scores and the achievement gaps they revealed in the district. The retreat, which is also open to the public, will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the WEAC Rehearsal Hall.

To review information about the retreat and the property tax levy, go to www.willmar.k12.mn.us, click on School Board then Agendas & Documents.

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