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LA CROSSE, Wis., (September 19, 2022) – A great education prepares our kids for a successful future. Our students today are the builders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow. Providing the best possible education is crucial for our kids’ future so that our whole community is successful.

Investing in a consolidated high school and enhancing our middle school facilities by moving them into our current high schools will immediately improve the learning environment for half of our 6,000-plus students. This plan allows us to remove $18.5 million in maintenance expenses and reduce operating costs by $4.5 million a year. Savings that can then be reinvested in our students and teachers.

Most importantly, this plan allows the school district to continue to provide small class sizes and modern learning labs while providing the educational, elective, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities that our 6-12 students deserve to prepare them for the future.

We recently sent a referendum informational mailer to all box holders in the city of La Crosse. You should be receiving a copy shortly if you haven’t already. For your convenience, we’ve also included a digital copy below. The information we’ve shared includes what residents can expect to see on the November 8 ballot, an overview of the challenges the district faces, and our proposed solution.

To learn more about the referendum and to find a full list of upcoming community information sessions please visit

Please make your voice heard and vote on Tuesday, November 8.