State designates $311,155 to support La Crosse School District libraries

Statewide, school districts received $39 million

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse School District is getting $311,155 to update its libraries.

The money from the state’s Common School Fund Distribution will be used to buy things like hardcover books, e-books and technology.

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and State Sen. Brad Pfaff, D-Onalaska, visited Emerson elementary Wednesday to talk with students, staff and Superintendent Aaron Engel about the importance of school libraries.

“Common school funds are so crucial for our libraries. And we’re so thankful that we receive these funds each year and to see those funds increase, especially on the heels of this pandemic is just incredible for our students and our schools,” Engel said.

Statewide, Wisconsin school districts received $39 million.

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