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SCHOOL BOARD

American Opinion: School board members would apparently prefer their wrenching narratives of persecution, loss, perseverance and the callousness and sadism of which mankind is capable to avoid any icky use of bad words. We understand, and in that vein would like to suggest some additional texts for consideration in the pantheon of shame.
Competing vote "yes" and "no" voices are active in the BOLD School District prior to the $62.6 million bond referendum on Feb. 9. The division was evident when BOLD School Board members held their final regular meeting in advance of the vote.
Voters in the Willmar School District face two questions on their Nov. 6 ballots: renewal of a portion of the 2008 operating levy and the election of three individuals to the school board. Both are critical to the future of this school district a...
NEW LONDON -- Being at the table to help select a new superintendent for the New London-Spicer School District -- along with the fact that three veteran school board members are not running this year -- has resulted in a full slate of candidates ...

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WILLMAR -- Most area school districts will elect school board members in the Nov. 6 general election. Filing for these offices closed Tuesday, and there is no primary for these races. Everyone who filed will be on the November ballot. This list w...
WILLMAR -- Two meetings are on tap Monday for the Willmar School Board. The board will hold its reorganization meeting at 4:30 p.m.in the first-floor boardroom in the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. Immediately following, th...
DULUTH, Minn.--The Duluth school district is almost out of reserve cash. While the amount is not final, district CFO Doug Hasler said remaining funds are about $111,000, down from $2.4 million the prior year. An increase in special education cost...
WILLMAR -- Mary Amon, a Willmar physician, has been elected to the Willmar School Board. Amon handily won in a special election Tuesday. Amon was challenged by Monica Villars, an artist who recently retired from teaching in the Willmar School Dis...
CLARA CITY -- A divided MACCRAY School Board is looking for ways to unify after voters in the Feb. 7 referendum rejected a $38.8 million bond issue that would have created a single campus for the district.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board and its teachers union may be nearing a resolution of their ongoing contract dispute. The two sides plan to meet again soon to continue negotiating a settlement. The board and Education Minnesota-Willmar member...

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BENSON -- A citizens' committee in Benson is asking the school board to reconsider its decision in May to close the indoor swimming pool.Committee members met informally Thursday with Benson Superintendent of Schools Dennis Laumeyer and a couple ...
NEW LONDON -- A plan to link teacher pay with student performance was overwhelmingly approved by the the New London-Spicer teachers' union earlier this month and was ratified Monday by the NLS School Board.The district is now "in line for funding...
WILLMAR -- Site preparation work for Willmar's new elementary school will begin next month.Bids for the first phase of the school were opened Thursday afternoon at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The contract is to be awarded at the School...

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