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Letter: Music matters to students

Published 07/02/2009, West Central Tribune

Last fall, only part of our Willmar Public School levy passed. That meant that the administration and board needed to cut $1.6 million from the budget. Many people realize that we have closed two school buildings and will restructure our elementary system. But most people don’t realize that the problem is only solved for this year, and that approximately $1.4 million will need to be cut next year. Many people don’t see that some of the programs considered the most exceptional in our schools are weakening. One of these is music. To the average audience member, the quality still looks excellent. However, budget cuts have caused the erosion of the program through loss of personnel, resulting in the following:

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