School District of La Crosse Superintendent, Dr. Aaron Engel, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Thursday to discuss a committee’s final report into the potential closing of two elementary schools — North Woods and Hintgen — how/why that decision came about and the next steps in the process.
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This week, a community compiled Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) released its final report on school consolidation, after eight-plus months of work.
Engel discussed the factors the district is facing in needing to consolidate, as well as the factors the FAC took into account in coming to its final conclusion.
We also talked about the next steps, which include public comment sessions on Nov. 27 (online) and Nov. 29, at the Hogan Administrative Center (map), as well as what the La Crosse School Board has in store over the next few months leading up to a potential decision to close the two elementary schools.