On one day in 2022, more than 1,000 drivers disobeyed school bus stop arms. With state help, more and more buses around Minnesota have cameras on their stop arms — good ones. The stop arm and flashing lights on buses are an important component of getting children to school and back home safely.
As director of food and nutrition services for Willmar, Montevideo and New London-Spicer schools, Annette Derouin was always on the lookout for a program that could offer a new way to feed kids. She brought locally grown food to school cafeterias, and has been honored by the state and national school nutrition associations.
The Willmar School Board on Monday approved the hiring of New London-Spicer Superintendent Bill Adams as Willmar's new assistant superintendent. Adams said a number of factors drew him to Willmar, but he is also sad to leave NLS.