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Last scheduled public session on $53.5 million La Crosse school referendum happens later this week



One more scheduled community engagement meeting on the $53.5 million La Crosse school referendum is set for this week.

The district has a virtual session planned from noon-1 p.m. Thursday. That comes just a few days after Monday’s bi-weekly school board meet.

Thursday’s meeting will be the last of four sessions, but more are expected this summer and fall, leading up to a November referendum on whether to spend that $53.5 million on tearing down the Hogan Administration building for a new elementary school, as well as updating State Road Elementary with eight new classrooms and a new gymnasium.

Subsequently, the district would close Hintgen, Emerson and Spence elementary schools.

Meanwhile, the school board has its first meeting of June, where it may review what was discussed at the most recent sessions about the referendum.

That meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Hogan Administrative Center, and can also be viewed online.

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. Walden

    June 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    We need to spend $54 million of taxpayer money to save $2 million a year.

    Only we won’t really save $2 million a year because we need to right-size district employment to do it.

    And we can’t right-size district employment because we need to buy employees 1,000+ votes to support the referendum.

    Doesn’t the above sum up the game being played?

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