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La Crosse schools relaxing COVID restrictions

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With the school year completed and summer vacation started in La Crosse, the public school system gets a little closer to normal school conditions.

Monday night marked the first La Crosse School Board meeting in over a year in the Hogan auditorium, with board members at their usual tables.

Board meetings were held virtually for several months. Recently, the board had practiced more social distancing inside the larger Hogan gym.  

Superintendent Aaron Engel says it’s a sign of the coronavirus becoming less of a hazard for the school district. 

He tells the board that the use of masks and social distancing is becoming more relaxed.

“When we’re with children who are not vaccinated, we’re gonna mask…as our teachers would be, in order to respect the fact that they have not been able to be vaccinated yet,” says the superintendent.  

Engel says changes in middle school rules have not been decided yet.       

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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