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Several Onalaska High students taking college courses for free



Students at Onalaska High School are taking college classes.

At an estimated cost of $32,700, 19 students are taking classes at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College.

“They’re getting college credit for public taxpayer money,” Director of instructional services Roger Fruit said. “If they don’t pass the class, they have to reimburse the district because we’re not paying for classes that kids don’t attend.”

A course at WTC is $150, while at UW-L it’s about $450. In all, 118 credits were approved by a committee for the 19 students.

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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