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LA CROSSE, Wis., (February 17, 2023) – A great education prepares students for a successful future. The School District of La Crosse must ensure our schools are up to date and are able to provide the basics, while also offering the collaborative and engaging educational experiences our students need to be successful in tomorrow’s workplace.

On April 4, the School District of La Crosse is pursuing a six-year increase and extension of the 2018 operational referendum. Since 2004, the La Crosse community has supported four operational referenda, with the 2018 question approved by 75% of voters. These referenda have allowed the district to provide key student services, address critical operational maintenance, and provide essential resources for staff.

Community members with questions about the district’s upcoming April referendum are encouraged to attend information sessions hosted by the district in the coming weeks. Voters will be able to meet with district administration and members of the Board of Education about the referendum. There will be six total sessions.

Wednesday, February 22 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ Longfellow Middle School

Tuesday, February 28 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. (virtual)

Thursday, March 9 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Logan Middle School

Wednesday, March 15 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ Emerson Elementary School

Thursday, March 23 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. (virtual)

Tuesday, March 28 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Hogan Administrative Center

Residents will learn what they can expect to see on the April 4 ballot, receive an overview of what the referendum will accomplish, and its impact on students, families, staff, and the community.

Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions about the referendum and discover more about what it would mean for the district. All sessions are open to the public.

To learn more about the referendum and for a full list of informational sessions, please visit

Please vote on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.