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New school year begins in La Crosse, with a new principal at Spence School



September has begun, so it’s time for most young people in school to return to the classroom.

La Crosse public schools welcomed students back on Friday morning. School superintendent Aaron Engel went to Spence Elementary to greet kids and their parents, alongside the new principal of Spence, Dana Eide.

Just recently arrived from the Blair-Taylor district, Eide says the first day of class at Spence is a big event for her as well as for the kids.

“So, finally getting to this day is really exciting,” said Eide. “It’s time to bring in the students and get this year going. We’re ready, we want them to feel ready and excited, and we’ve done a lot of work to get to that point.”

This fall, Hamilton School in La Crosse gets back to a normal class schedule, after experimenting with year-round classes for a decade. La Crosse still has one year-round school, Northside Elementary.

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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  1. Owls

    September 5, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    The new principal must have only a one year contract.

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