La Crosse School Board approves referendum question asking to combine high schools, consolidate other facilities

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Voters in the La Crosse School District will decide whether to consolidate the city’s high schools.

On Monday night, the Board of Education approved a referendum question to ask voters for nearly $195 million to combine Central High School and Logan High School.

Board members approved the referendum with a vote of 8-1.

If voters approve the referendum, the district plans to buy the former Trane building on Pammel Creek Road and build a new high school at that site.

The district will also consolidate other facilities, including its middle schools.

District enrollment has fallen over the last several years.

Superintendent Aaron Engel says consolidation will reduce operating costs.

The referendum will appear on the ballot on November 8th.

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