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Year-round schools in La Crosse will wait until September to reopen

Brad Williams

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The coronavirus has forced two La Crosse elementary schools to call off summer classes this year. 

Northside and Hamilton Schools started the most recent school year last July, with brief vacation breaks throughout the calendar year. 

But the La Crosse School District says those two buildings will follow the traditional school calendar this coming school year, beginning class on September 1st. 

District staff is working on possible on-line class offerings for the summer. 

The district only plans to make the change for one year, and tentatively expects to return to year-round schooling next year at those two locations.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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