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La Crosse School Board candidate Trevor Sprague on transparency, budget referendum, future decisions



La Crosse School Board candidate Trevor Sprague joined La Crosse Talk PM on Thursday. The big topics with Sprague were transparency from the district, the operating budget referendum and the tough decisions the board will have to make in the future.

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.

Sprague is La Crosse native, who is currently a visiting professor of rhetoric and composition at UW-Eau Claire. The Central High School graduate has three young kids — the oldest currently going to Emerson Elementary.

Getting back to transparency, another part of that conversation was public trust — something most of the candidates have brought up — and how the school board, the district can restore that. We also discussed the responsibility Wisconsin state government has in public schools, as it’s going through a budget-writing process with a $7.1 billion surplus to play with. Another topic we spent some time on was endorsements — not just the groups that are supporting Sprague but one group in particular that is endorsing candidates but doesn’t seem to have their support.

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

  • Tim Alberts (here)
  • Jerry Wacek (here)
  • Jeff Jackson (here)
  • Deb Suchla (here)
  • Kathi Blanchard (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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