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Willmar School Board meets 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 the recall of nearly 50 of the 80 non-tenured teachers who were notified last month that they would be laid off. School officials said at the time that many of the teachers would likely be recalled once the district had a better idea of what its needs would be for next year.

The board will also consider an increase in school breakfast and lunch prices. The new costs would be $1.25 for breakfast in grades 9-12, with grades K-8 receiving breakfast free. Lunch would cost $1.90 for grades K-5 and $2.05 for grades 6-12.

Also on the agenda is approval of capital projects for the coming year and approval of a new set of district goals, established during development of a strategic plan.

The board will also hear two athletic requests: Community Christian School of Willmar is asking to partner with Willmar Public Schools on six sports, and the Willmar Trap Club is asking the district to establish a high school trap club.

The board will listen to public comments related to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Those who want to comment on issues not on the 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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