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November 14, 2012
Enrollment on the rise in Willmar, Minn., School District
WILLMAR -- Enrollment in Willmar Public Schools has continued to climb this fall, and that could bring more money to the school district. The district started the school year with 135 students more than it had in June. As of Nov. 2, the district had added another 49 students, for...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Willmar, Minn., campus abuzz ahead of Monday start: Ridgewater starts year with new textbook options for students
WILLMAR -- Students at Ridgewater College this fall will be able to rent some textbooks for about half the cost of buying one. It's one of the...
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
New London-Spicer school board certifies 2011 levy
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board certified the 2011 property tax levy of $3,670,573.79 at its regular meeting Monday. The annual levy is $193,005 less than the previous levy of $3,863,578.87 and is the portion of funding that comes directly from taxable property in...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
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 board is scheduled to discuss the audit of fiscal year 2010. They will meet with representatives of from Conway,...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
District gets community input on proposal to end Cosmos elementary classes
COSMOS -- The ACGC School Board was peppered with question after question Monday by Cosmos residents who are facing the possibility that their...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
NLS reports greater enrollment increase than expected
NEW LONDON -- Student enrollment in the New London-Spicer School District is higher than expected. Enrollment Sept. 9, which was the first day of school, was 1,485 students, according to information provided by Superintendent Paul Carlson. The district counted 1,457 students at the...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
September 1, 2010
Stimulus money to help ACGC hire kindergarten teacher
GROVE CITY -- The timing of new stimulus funds couldn't have been better for the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District. The district learned this week it will be eligible for about $157,000 from the federal education jobs fund at the same time enrollment figures took a surprising...
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
NLS likely to see enrollment increase when new year begins
NEW LONDON -- Student enrollment in the New London-Spicer School District will likely exceed expectations when classes begin Sept. 7. As of Monday, the projected district enrollment is 1,464 students, according to Superintendent Paul Carlson. He presented the numbers during the district's...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
NLS board hears enrollment report, OKs leave, bullying policies
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board heard a report on the district's enrollment numbers and approved two policy updates at the regular meeting Monday. As of Oct. 1, the district had an average daily membership of 1,458 students, according to information provided by Superintendent...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2009
Some are up, some down in enrollment in the region
Many area superintendents hope that their school enrollment figures are stabilizing after a decade or more of sharp decline. However, the enrollment outlook for districts in west central Minnesota appears to be a mixed bag. Many school districts have incoming kindergarten classes...
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
NLS board OKs bond sale, hears report on enrollment
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer school board on Monday authorized the sale of $2.2 million in general obligation bonds to finance the district's other post-employment benefit obligations. The authorization will allow the board to approve the bond sale at the next meeting Sept....
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
NLS School Board OKs $347K in budget cuts
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously approved $347,236 in budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year at the regular meeting Monday. The cuts include the elimination of 2.83 full-time-equivalent teaching positions from the middle school and high sc-hool and funding...
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
MACCRAY School Board cuts $301,000 from budget
CLARA CITY -- The MACCRAY School Board cut $301,000 from the 2009-10 school year budget Monday evening and adopted new fees to raise $25,000. The cuts are needed to prepare for declining enrollment and possible reductions in state aid next year, Superintendent Greg Schmidt said in...
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am