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Voters may see referendum in La Crosse this spring


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Voters in the La Crosse School District may see a referendum on the ballot come spring.

On Monday night, the school board drafted a referendum question asking voters to approve spending an extra $24 million divided over five years.

Superintendent Randy Nelson said the referendum has come up due to the expiration at the end of June 2014 of the last referendum in 2008 in which voters approved spending $4 million per year for five years.

Nelson says the vote is needed to maintain the district's educational quality. "There's an annual cost that increases due to business, just plain doing business. So it really helps us make those adjustments along the way so that we can better support the programming that we've been able to do in the past with these dollars."

Before the question appears on the April ballot, it still needs final approval from the school board. 

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