Apr. 16—WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will have a larger than expected budget deficit this year due to the effects of the pandemic.
The Willmar School Board adopted a revised 2020-21 budget at its meeting Monday.
Due to the effects of the pandemic, revenue has been reduced in some areas and increased in others. The same goes for expenditures.
Business and Finance Director Kathryn Haase said, “Being down about 200 students is really the primary reason the deficit for this year is greater.”
State aid to schools is based on average daily enrollment, so fewer students mean less funding.