LISTEN: La Crosse School Board candidate Scott Neumeister on “endorsement,” district transparency
La Crosse School Board candidate Scott Neumeister on La Crosse Talk PM Wednesday. We discussed an unwanted endorsement, how he feels the district isn’t giving all the info on a new operating referendum and the tough decisions about building consolidation.
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Eight people are running for school board with four open seats. The top three vote-getters will get full, three-year terms, while the fourth will fill out the rest of a one-year term left over from a resignation.
Neumeister was born and raised in La Crosse and is a small business owner on the north side, as well as a real estate agent. Neumeister’s three kids all went through the La Crosse public school system, as did he.
A unique part of the conversation was about a PAC endorsing Neumeister, called the 1776 Project, putting out flyers on his behalf — something he says he didn’t not ask for and does not support some of the PAC’s views.
We also talked about the six-year, $60-million operating budget referendum question on the spring ballot and how he believes the figures the district is putting out there aren’t painting the entire picture in how they would affect taxes.
Neumeister also talked about building consolidation and how he would like to see the future of the high school(s) in La Crosse.
There are four open seats up for a vote with eight candidates running for La Crosse School Board. Here are the other interviews with them on La Crosse Talk PM: