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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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willmar school district
May 4, 2015
Q&A session with candidates for Willmar superintendent moved to board room
WILLMAR -- Two candidates for superintendent of Willmar Public Schools are in Willmar today for second interviews. The question-and-answer session with finalists Jeffrey Holm and Klint Willert scheduled to begin at 6:45 tonight for the community has been relocated to the board room...
May 4, 2015 - 6:02pm
April 18, 2015
Willmar School Board to meet Monday to choose supt. finalists
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday to choose finalists in its search for a new superintendent. The meeting will be in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The board will discuss the candidates...
April 18, 2015 - 12:06pm
March 28, 2015
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
We need to make sure our kids are graduating with a top-rated education and prepared when they leave Willmar. We also need to make sure businesses that have chosen Willmar are able to recruit and retain talented people. One of the first questions people ask about a community they...
March 28, 2015 - 8:00am
February 26, 2015
Willmar Schools preparing list of budget cuts
WILLMAR — Budget cuts in the Willmar Public Schools could include eliminating some positions that were never filled during this school year. The Willmar School Board reviewed a $1 million list of proposed budget cuts at its workshop meeting this week. The cut is about 2 percent...
February 26, 2015 - 11:25pm
February 20, 2015
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The meeting is a workshop to discuss budget cuts the board plans to make this spring and to discuss a search for a new superintendent. Superintendent...
February 20, 2015 - 11:33pm
January 26, 2015
Willmar school voters to decide $51.6M bond issue
WILLMAR — Willmar School District voters are being asked to support a $51,604,000 bond issue to meet the district’s educational needs and ease crowding. School Board members unanimously voted at a special board meeting Monday to put the $51.6 million issue to a vote on May 19...
January 26, 2015 - 11:50pm
December 14, 2014
Survey of school area districts shows the struggle of planning for snow days
WILLMAR — School districts across southwestern Minnesota have lots of ways of addressing snow days. Superintendents in the Willmar area may have had to make a decision already this morning about holding classes or not with today’s forecast for freezing rain, changing to snow. Some...
December 14, 2014 - 11:39pm
Willmar Public Schools asking for input before cutting budget
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools is seeking the public’s input before moving to cut $1 million from its general fund budget for the 2015-16 school year. The district’s general fund budget is about $50 million a year. Decisions on the cuts will be made in the spring. A survey...
December 14, 2014 - 11:36pm
December 3, 2014
Former Willmar teacher and coach faces criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR -- A former teacher and coach at Willmar Senior High School faces charges of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having an inappropriate...
December 3, 2014 - 7:20pm
October 10, 2014
Teachers approve tentative agreement; School Board will consider agreement at Monday meeting
WILLMAR — Willmar’s teachers have approved a tentative agreement on a 2013-15 union contract with the Willmar School Board. If the School Board approves the agreement at its Monday meeting, the two-year contract will be ratified and signed a little more than eight months before...
October 10, 2014 - 11:56pm
August 11, 2014
Willmar School District to survey voters as next step to referendum
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District will be conducting an in-depth survey of its residents this fall. The survey will be the next step in preparing to ask voters to approve a building project that will touch most of the buildings in the district. The Willmar School Board had...
August 11, 2014 - 10:26pm
June 23, 2014
Willmar district turning to businesses to deepen pool of substitute teachers
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District plans to turn to the local business community for help in easing a shortage in substitute teachers. Businesses...
June 23, 2014 - 11:10pm
June 10, 2014
Willmar School District approves budget of nearly $50 million for next school year
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Schools are still financially strong, but recent efforts to improve instruction are affecting its general fund reserves. Projections indicate that the district could see its unassigned fund balance begin to shrink in the next year. The Willmar School...
June 10, 2014 - 11:10pm
June 9, 2014
Willmar School Board continues to discuss facilities, possibly seeking voter OK in 2015
WILLMAR — It could be early next year before Willmar School District voters get a chance to pass judgment on a facilities improvement plan. The Willmar School Board met Monday to continue its study of how to best meet the district’s facility needs for the next decade. Board members...
June 9, 2014 - 11:10pm
May 12, 2014
Longer days for Willmar students next year
WILLMAR — The school day will be getting longer for students at Willmar’s middle and high schools next year. The Willmar School Board approved longer school days for both schools Monday evening. The schools’ principals proposed the changes to provide more instructional time...
May 12, 2014 - 11:33pm