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WAPS to hold budget reduction listening session

March 25, 2019 GMT

WAPS to hold listening session

Winona Area Public Schools Board of Education will host a budget reduction listening session Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school auditorium, 1570 Homer Road.

The public is invited to attend and comment on the budget reduction ideas shared by administration at the March 28 school board meeting.

For more information, call the superintendent’s office at 507-494-0861. The session will be live streamed at www.winonaschools.org.

New superintendent forums, survey

The Winona school district is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The WAPS school board is seeking input from the district’s staff and community to help in the search for the new superintendent. The information collected will be used to help shape the candidate interview questions.

There will be several community forums:

5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at WSHS Learning Commons, 901 Gilmore Ave.1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Acoustic Cafe, 77 Lafayette St.3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, atWhalen’s at Westfield, 1460 W. Fifth St.5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at BlueHeron Coffeehouse, 162 W. Second St.

No registration or advance notice is required.

There is also a survey that can be filled out online or on a hard copy.

The online version can be found at winonaschools.org/survey.

A hard copy can be picked up at the district office at 903 Gilmore Ave.

Completed surveys should be returned by April 8.

For more information, call Sandy Gundlach, Minnesota School Board Association director of school board services, at 1-800-324-4459, ext. 128.

VFW to honor Vietnam vets

VFW Post 1287 welcomes all Vietnam Veterans to enjoy a free drink on, Friday, March 29, — National Vietnam Veterans Day.

The Vietnam War was the longest war in U.S. history. The war was also a very divisive time. National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifices that veterans and their families made. It is also a day to give proper recognition to the men and women who didn’t receive a proper welcome home.

More than 8 million military personnel served during the war. Of that number, 58,156 lost their lives, while 303,704 were wounded in action. Becoming Public Law on March 28, 2017, the act amends title 4, U.S. Code, to encourage the display of the U.S. flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29.

Everyone is welcome to share in this special day at the VFW. Bring pictures and stories. VFW Post 1287 is located at 208 E. Third St. With questions, call the post at 507-454-1065 during normal business hours.