• Willmar Task Force Meeting 3 Summary - 4/6/23

    The community-based task force received a link to a pre-recorded presentation on Thursday, April 6, to review an overview of the District’s budget reduction list.

     

    Recap

    The Task Force spent a brief time reviewing the situation as presented in Meeting #1 and the priorities it determined in Meeting #2 before hearing a summary from Superintendent Holm and Assistant Superintendent Adams of what District leadership has been doing since the last meeting.

    Budget Reduction List

    Drs. Holm and Adams presented the list of budget reductions they anticipated to bring to the April 10 school board meeting to meet the District target of $2 million in budget reductions for FY24. These reductions include the following:

    • 15 FTE General Education Teachers 

    • 2 FTE English Learner Teachers

    • 2 FTE Library General Paraprofessional

    • 2 Crossing Guards

    • 1 FTE Bilingual Paraprofessional

    • 4 FTE Special Education Paraprofessionals

    • 1.7 FTE Administrative Assistant

    • 1 Lower Level Athletic Coach

     

    Following this presentation of reductions points for clarification were discussed. 

    Revenue Discussion

    A discussion regarding potential revenue solutions was then presented, including a possible operating levy referendum in the fall.