Kandiyohi County Board on Thursday, July 6, to consider funding for youth coding classes – West Central Tribune


— The

Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners

will meet on Thursday subsequent week due to the July 4 vacation.

The assembly begins at 9 a.m. July 6 within the board room of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services constructing in Willmar.According to the

posted assembly agenda and accompanying supplies

, which might be discovered on-line at


the board will hear a request for funding from the Broadband Committee of the Kandiyohi County and metropolis of Willmar Economic Development Commission.Sarah Swedburg, EDC enterprise growth supervisor, and Mark Boeschen, Broadband Committee chairman, are slated to talk about increasing coding and digital literacy classes for deprived youth in Willmar. According to minutes of the Broadband Committee, $35,000 of the broadband-allotted American Rescue Plan Act funds will likely be requested from the county for the New Vision Foundation — the nonprofit group providing the classes — to be used for pc {hardware}, software program and different tools. The

$150,000 annual funds for the native program of classes

consists of grant funds from a number of different sources.

According to its web site,

New Vision Foundation

provides faculty-primarily based — in addition to after-faculty —coding and digital literacy classes, together with center and highschool curriculum and a summer season program. Programming is obtainable within the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Willmar, in accordance to the web site.The County Board on Thursday additionally will hear a

presentation from the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District

. Manager Margaret Johnson will talk about the district’s work, actions and spending, in accordance to the agenda supplies. Among different gadgets on the agenda are the consideration of a contract with Lutheran Social Services to present impartial dwelling abilities to eligible youth who’re or have been in out-of-residence placement and a allow utility for an occasion at Diamond Lake County Park to present training on aquatic invasive species.

Susan Lunneborg is the information editor of the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota. A journalist for greater than 25 years, she has labored as a reporter and editor at newspapers within the Dakotas and Minnesota.Lunneborg might be reached at: [email protected] or 320-214-4343.


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