La Crosse voters handily reject school district referendum

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Voters in the City of La Crosse rejected the nearly $195 million plan to consolidate two high schools by a wide margin Tuesday.

La Crosse School District Referendum

  • No   69.1%
    18,875
  • Yes   30.9%
    8,433
27,308
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Over 69% voted no, dealing a blow to the school district’s plan to build a new consolidated high school on the site of the former Trane Technologies building on Pammel Creek Road. The plan cost $194.7 million.

In the months leading up to the vote, La Crosse’s Superintendent said financial constrictions will force the district to consolidate schools whether the referendum passed or not.

The School District of La Crosse will provide a statement on Tuesday’s result at a press conference Wednesday morning.