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La Crosse School budget up for public hearing Monday night



Taxpayers in the La Crosse School District will get a chance Monday night to speak out on spending for this school year. 

A public hearing on the district’s operating budget will start at 6 p.m., just before the regular school board meeting at the Hogan Administrative Center. 

This summer, the district predicted a $2 million deficit for the school year, which limited the size of teacher raises to just 2 per cent, instead of the 4.7 per cent sought by the teachers’ union.

The hearing also comes three weeks before voters will be asked to approve a $194 million referendum, aimed at developing a new high school building to merge Central and Logan into one big school.  Another information session about the referendum is scheduled Tuesday night at Central High.

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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