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Willmar School Board
February 23, 2016
Fourth candidate files to run for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Mike Kubesh of Willmar has filed to run in a Willmar School Board special election. The May 16 election will choose a successor to board member Mike Carlson, who resigned when he moved out of the district. Three other candidates have filed for the seat, which will expire...
February 23, 2016 - 11:00pm
February 22, 2016
Third candidate files for Willmar School Board seat
WILLMAR — Jennifer Mendoza, of Willmar, is the third to file for a vacant seat on the Willmar School Board. A special election is scheduled for May 16. Mendoza joins William Busta, of Willmar, and Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, of Willmar, who filed earlier. The seat was left vacant by...
February 22, 2016 - 10:14pm
School special election will use one polling place at WEAC
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board clarified its plans for a May 16 special board election at a special meeting Monday. The board adopted a resolution clarifying that the district plans to use one polling place at the Willmar Education and Arts Center in the special election. The...
February 22, 2016 - 10:07pm
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
February 12, 2016
First candidate files in School Board special election
WILLMAR — The first person has filed to run in the special election for a vacant seat on the Willmar School Board. Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, 24, of Willmar, filed Friday. Abdi graduated from Willmar Senior High School and Ridgewater College. He is currently a pre-med student at...
February 12, 2016 - 11:04pm
February 9, 2016
Filing for vacant Willmar School Board seat begins Thursday
WILLMAR — Filing begins Thursday for a special election to fill a vacancy on the Willmar School Board. Filing is open from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25. The special election will be May 16. The seat was left vacant by the resignation of board member Mike Carlson, who moved out of the...
February 9, 2016 - 8:44pm
February 8, 2016
Willmar School Board approves $1.7 million in cuts
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct that fourth-grade orchestra will be cut next year. The grade level was incorrect in the original version. WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved $1.7 million in budget cuts for the 2016-17 school year. Board members...
February 8, 2016 - 11:54pm
January 27, 2016
Willmar School Board sets special election for May 16
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to set dates for an upcoming special election to fill a school board vacancy. The election will be May 16, with the same polling places, election judges, precincts and hours of voting as for the general...
January 27, 2016 - 11:33pm
January 25, 2016
Willmar School Board looks at proposed budget cuts
WILLMAR — A list of potential budget cuts totaling $1.7 million was presented to the Willmar School Board Monday evening. The list was developed over the past two weeks by Superintendent Jeff Holm, principals and other administrators. Because it was a workshop meeting, board members...
January 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
January 23, 2016
Willmar School Board to discuss budget cuts at Monday workshop
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom in the Willmar Arts and Education Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting will be a workshop to discuss potential budget cuts to be made later this spring. Board members and administrators...
January 23, 2016 - 12:23am
January 13, 2016
Plan to cut $1.7M from Willmar's school budget set in motion
WILLMAR — Money was a big topic at Monday’s Willmar School Board meeting. The board voted 5-to-1 to begin planning for as much as $1.7 million in budget cuts in the spring. In a report on negotiations progress with the Willmar chapter of Education Minnesota, the board learned...
January 13, 2016 - 11:50pm
January 11, 2016
MinnWest gets another tax abatement
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved a 10-year tax abatement for the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. The Technology Campus had asked for a tax abatement of $19,661 a year for 10 years. That’s what the board approved but not before discussing several alternatives....
January 11, 2016 - 11:17pm
School Board re-elects officers for 2016
WILLMAR — Liz VanDerBill will chair the Willmar School Board again in 2016. VanDerBill was re-elected at the board’s reorganization meeting Monday afternoon. She was first elected to lead the board a year ago. On a single motion, the board also re-elected the other officers: Mike...
January 11, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 8, 2016
Willmar School Board meets Monday, will consider tax abatement
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom in the Willmar Arts and Education Center. The board will begin with a reorganizational meeting to elect officers for 2016 and to take care of annual business matters. At 4:45 p.m., the...
January 8, 2016 - 11:18pm
December 16, 2015
Willmar School Board discusses teacher allegations; no details released
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board closed its regular meeting to the public for two hours Monday to discuss allegations against a special education teacher in the district. After the closed meeting, the board voted to place a letter in the file of Willmar Middle School teacher...
December 16, 2015 - 10:18am