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November 3, 2010
YME, BBE and KMS approve school operating levies
WILLMAR -- Voters appear to have approved operating levies in the Yellow Medicine East, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg school districts. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's website, voters in YME approved the levy by a 1,554 to 1,092...
November 3, 2010 - 9:33am
November 1, 2010
Willmar, three other districts seeking operating levies Tuesday
WILLMAR -- Voters in the Willmar School District will decide Tuesday whether to approve an operating levy of $400 per pupil for the next 10 years. In the operating levy vote Tuesday, the district proposes revoking a levy of $498.49 per pupil unit and replacing it with an $898.49...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2010
Letter: Education matters
My three teenage sons all attend Willmar Public Schools. Throughout their school years, I have been impressed with many of the teachers who have changed their lives, and programs that have enriched their childhoods. However, severe budget cuts in the district have hurt every student,...
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
Meeting turns to informal discussion on levy
WILLMAR -- With just two members of the public on hand, an informational meeting on the Willmar School District operating levy became an informal...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 28, 2009
Litchfield school audit details path to get out of debt
LITCHFIELD -- A financial audit shows the Litchfield School District is on the right path for getting out of statutory operating debt. It was around Thanksgiving Day a year ago that the district was placed into statutory operating debt, which means its unreserved fund balance is...
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Litchfield could be out of statutory operating debt by 2010
LITCHFIELD -- To most school boards, approving a $331,993 budget deficit for the following school year is almost like reluctantly accepting some form of punishment. To Litchfield Public Schools, such a scenario could actually call for a celebration. During Monday's meeting, the...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Voters say 'yes' to levy during Litchfield School District referendum
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield Public Schools will introduce a new operating levy in 2010 after local voters favored the district's call for help in Tuesday's referendum. Superintendent Bill Wold said the referendum passed 2,028 votes to 1,174. "It was a big victory," Wold said. "We had...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 19, 2009
Voters approve Litchfield Schools' referendum
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield Public Schools will introduce a new operating levy in 2010 after local voters favored the district's call for help in Tuesday's referendum. Superintendent Bill Wold said tonight that Litchfield School District's referendum passed 2,028 votes to 1,174. "It...
May 19, 2009 - 9:36pm
May 14, 2009
Litchfield School District makes final preparations for Tuesday's referendum; voters to be asked to approve new seven-year levy
LITCHFIELD -- With all of its scheduled informational meetings complete, Litchfield Public Schools will use this week to answer any final queries from the public and prepare for Tuesday's referendum. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday that Litchfield School District will spend...
May 14, 2009 - 12:00am
May 4, 2009
Citizens committee develops into valuable resource for Litchfield Schools
LITCHFIELD -- With less than a month until a referendum, Litchfield Public Schools continues to share operating levy information to the public with the help of the privately funded Citizens for Education Committee. Superintendent Bill Wold told the Tribune this week that the School...
May 4, 2009 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
Citizens committee gears up to promote levy ahead of May 19 vote by residents in Litchfield School District
LITCHFIELD -- A privately funded citizens committee will introduce the first of numerous neighborhood informational meetings next week that promote the Litchfield Public Schools' levy proposal and detail the May 19 referendum. Superintendent Bill Wold said in an interview this week...
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am
March 26, 2009
Chamber of Commerce endorses Litchfield Schools' levy
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Litchfield Public Schools' levy proposal for the May 19 referendum. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce gave its endorsement to the Litchfield School District Thursday after a meeting...
March 26, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Litchfield finalizes levy details for May referendum
LITCHFIELD --Litchfield Public Schools will start distributing information about a May 19 referendum proposal in the upcoming weeks after the School Board finalized levy details during its Monday meeting. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday the school board approved proposing a...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
March 10, 2009
Litchfield Schools will ask for $300-per-student levy increase on May 19
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield Public Schools will ask for a $300-per-student levy increase when it proposes its May 19 referendum to local voters. Superintendent Bill Wold said today the Litchfield School Board finalized the details for its May 19 referendum during Monday's board meeting....
March 10, 2009 - 2:30pm
February 27, 2009
Litchfield Schools to finalize levy details by March 9
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School Board will finalize the details of its May 19 referendum by the end of its March 9 regular meeting. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday the School Board began discussions about the referendum's details during Monday's regular meeting. Although...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am