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Strong Today. Future Focused.

Strong Today. Future Focused.

Welcome. This page provides information about the “Strong Today. Future Focused.” 2023 referendum. Like many school districts across Minnesota, Willmar faces financial and facility challenges. Please read more to learn about the challenges we face and our proposed solution. 

The Situation
We have a lot to celebrate at Willmar Public Schools: a welcoming environment, diverse academic offerings, strong athletic programs and an exceptional fine arts department. The support we received from the community in 2015 greatly improved our facilities. Due to state revenue not keeping pace with inflation, unfunded mandates, declining enrollment, and a variety of other factors, we need additional financial support.

We’re proposing a “Strong Today, Future Focused” operating levy and bond referendum based on these themes:

Learning together - Maintaining class sizes and a broad variety of academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programming is a hallmark of our schools, as is having the flexibility to enhance student opportunities when they arise.

Building together
- Willmar Schools provides a foundation for learning with quality teachers, staff, and mental health resources for our kids, and the educational spaces needed to succeed.

Better together
- Our community recognizes the importance of strong schools for strong communities. We’re strong today and future-focused because we recognize that kids are our greatest asset.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the current financial situation in Willmar Public Schools, please contact either of the following individuals:


Dr. Jeff Holm, Superintendent



Dr. Bill Adams, Assistant Superintendent



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FAST FACTS (click on the picture to read both pages)

Fast Facts