LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—Tuesday was the first day of school for most public schools in the state, including La Crosse.
As of Tuesday, are 6750 students enrolled in 4K through 12th grade in La Crosse.
A few changes this year, all elementary and middle schools will increase instructional time by ten minutes.
The district said the extra ten minutes will foster a more enriching learning experience.
La Crosse is also focusing on helping kids make smarter choices when it comes to snacks in school.
They have a year to comply with the new USDA guidelines, but they're already making changes.
It's a requirement kids take at least a half a cup of fruits or vegetables with their school lunches.
Snacks must have less than 200 calories and less than 230 milligrams of sodium.
La Crosse a la carte lines sell things like baked chips, fruit cups and ice cream that meet those guidelines.
"We have been watching these things over the past seven to eight years and complying ahead of time so that when the big changes came we wouldn't be caught with kids in an uproar," Angela Seeger, School Nutrition Specialist said.
There are 175 days left in the school year, if you'd like to start your count down now to June 5.
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