Kandiyohi County Board on Thursday, July 6, to consider funding for youth coding classes

Jul. 2—WILLMAR— TheKandiyohi County Board of Commissionerswill 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 theposted assembly agenda and accompanying supplies, which may be discovered on-line atkcmn.civicweb.web,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 discuss increasing coding and digital literacy classes for deprived youth in Willmar.According to minutes of the Broadband Committee, $35,000 of the broadband-allocated American Rescue Plan Act funds can 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 classesincludes grant funds from a number of different sources.According to its web site,New Vision Foundationoffers school-based — in addition to after-school —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 apresentation 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 unbiased residing expertise to eligible youth who’re or have been in out-of-home placement and a allow utility for an occasion at Diamond Lake County Park to present schooling on aquatic invasive species.


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