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La Crosse Referendum: District holds first public meeting Saturday

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – In June, the La Crosse School District's five-year, nearly $21 million referendum will expire but the question on the ballot this spring is asking voter to re-invest in the district at no additional tax cost.

The referendum would fund educational programs, building safety and maintenance and technology.

On Saturday afternoon at Logan High School, members of the community took part in one of two informational meetings to learn more about the replacement referendum.

The School District said by renewing the referendum, they could avoid trimming teaching staffs and keeping class sizes down, which would give teachers the opportunity and time to address each individual students' needs.

"I think it's important (for the community) to know the facts and know the information that is out there. I think the district has been aggressive in helping people understand better, whether we are having these public meetings or whether we've been pushing information out through mailings about the facts regarding this referendum," La Crosse Public School District Superintendent Randy Nelson said.

There will be one more opportunity for the community to learn more about the referendum before April 1st's election day. The session will take place on Thursday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hogan Administrative Center.

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