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La Crosse School Board candidate Kathi Blanchard on student issues, mistrust, referendum



La Crosse School Board candidate Kathi Blanchard joined La Crosse Talk PM on Thursday. She discussed some of the things she sees through her kids withing the district, talked how the board needs to build trust and expressed her views on consolidation.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Blanchard is one of eight candidates running for school board with four open seats. She was born and raised in La Crosse, went through the public school system and currently has a freshman attending Logan and a fifth grader at Northside.

Some of the things we talked about were the upcoming six-year, $60-million operating budget referendum on the current ballot, how she felt about the closing of Lincoln Middle School and teacher pay, among other things.

There are four open seats up for a vote with eight candidates running for La Crosse School Board. Here are other interviews with them on La Crosse Talk PM:

  • Tim Alberts (here)
  • Jerry Wacek (here)
  • Jeff Jackson (here)
  • Deb Suchla (here)
  • Trevor Sprague (here)
  • Scott Neumeister (here)

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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