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La Crosse School Board to swear in three new members chosen in spring election



Three new La Crosse school board members will be sworn in Monday night, as the board re-organizes after the April election.

Tim Alberts, Adam Manka and Jim Bagniewski were chosen by voters to succeed three retiring board members.

Alberts and Manka were the only candidates listed on the school district ballot for the three open seats. Bagniewski had the highest number of write-in votes to win the third spot on the board.

FILE: Four newly-elected members were sworn in to the La Crosse School Board a year ago, after the April 2023 election (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Officers will be elected, so the school board will have a new president to succeed Annie Baumann, who did not seek another term.

The agenda also includes items aimed at reaffirming the school board’s purpose and philosophy, plus setting a meeting schedule for the coming year.

The board routinely meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hogan Administrative Center.

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. Parent/Taxpayer

    April 23, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    School Board:
    With current financial problems within the district, you make no sense building a new building. if you have too many buildings now, why in the world would you want to build another one. Get your financial house in order. Consolidate schools to save the money you need to save to improve the budget. Save taxpayers the cost of yet another brand new building project. Brooks and mortar do not educate our children and do not pay for quality teachers. please try to make sense with your decisions. People are leaving lacrosse because of high taxes and you wonder why the school district of La Crosse is experiencing declining enrollment. Don’t increase taxes further by constructing buildings. Educate our children.

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