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YME to ask legislators to consider forgiveness for penalty


GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East is among the schools which failed to reach a teacher contract agreement by the state deadline, and is now facing a $25 per pupil penalty.

With a student enrollment of slightly more than 1,000, the penalty will cost the district an estimated $25,000.

Superintendent Al Stoeckman said the district will ask local legislators if the state would deal with the district's impasse as a special situation, and forgive the penalty.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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