Willmar School Board to meet Monday, March 14

A three-year board agenda, science curriculum and a contract for improvements at the Roosevelt Elementary School entrance are on the agenda Monday for the Willmar School Board.

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Students walk to class after exiting Willmar school buses in this undated file photo.
West Central Tribune file photo

WILLMAR — A three-year board agenda and new science curriculum are on the agenda for the Willmar School Board meeting Monday.

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

The board is scheduled to adopt its three-year agenda and provide a report on the workshop meeting earlier this month when it was developed. During that meeting, Superintendent Jeff Holm announced that he would be retiring in 2024, and the board discussed how to handle the transition to a new top administrator.

The agenda for Monday includes the adoption of a new K-12 science curriculum. The plan includes printed textbooks and digital materials, along with a variety of equipment for use in instruction.

The board is also scheduled to award a contract for improvements at the Roosevelt Elementary School entrance this year, and to accept gifts and donations to the district.


The board sets aside time at the beginning of the meeting for comments from the public related to items on the agenda. Those who wish to speak on issues not on the agenda are allowed time to speak to the board 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: or phone 320-214-4340
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