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With state budget set, La Crosse school board to look at its own budget

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Local Taxes will pay for 48 percent of that budget 

Now that the Wisconsin budget is all but signed, school districts can take a closer look at their own budgets.

At its bi-monthly meeting tonight, the La Crosse school board will do just that for its $2.8 million budget.

Local Taxes will pay for 48 percent of that budget.

One thing the board will look into is improvements, as 11 buildings are over 40 years old.

The district predicts $1.19 million in repairs to buildings this year, including $500,000 to Longfellow Middle School and $334,000 for Central High School. 

The report predicts 10.84 students to every teacher this year, down slightly from the year before.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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