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Willmar School Board meets Monday to revise 2021-2022 budget

The Willmar School Board will meet Monday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. Revising the 2021-22 budget is on the agenda.

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A file photo of the Willmar Public Schools sign at the Willmar Education and Arts Center, where the administration offices are located.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — A revised budget for the 2021-22 school year is on the agenda for the Willmar School Board’s Monday meeting.

The board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.

A budget revision is routine for Willmar Public Schools. The state requires school districts to adopt their budgets before their fiscal year begins July 1. However, information about grants and other funding is often not available until later in the year.

In addition to revising the budget, the board’s agenda includes increasing meal prices for the first time in several years and the state’s comments on the proposed Middle School addition.

The board sets aside two times during its meetings for public comment. People who wish to speak about issues on the meeting agenda are heard at the beginning of the meeting. Those who want to talk about issues not on the agenda are heard at the end of the meeting.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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