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Willmar, Minn., School Board to meet Monday

WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W.

The agenda includes a resolution to lay off all the non-tenured teachers in the district. The layoffs are done each spring. Many of the teachers could be brought back next year, depending on the district's needs and budget.

Also on the agenda is the 2011-12 teacher seniority list and approval of a new contract with the library and general paraprofessionals bargaining unit.

The board will listen to public comments related to items on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Those who want to comment on issues that are not on Monday's agenda may do so at the end of the meeting.

Board meetings are shown live on Willmar local cable access channel 18 and are shown later on channel 19.

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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