La Crosse School District considering options for returning to in-person learning

Virtual learning is in place for the district through at least January 18th

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – School District of La Crosse leaders monitoring the pandemic are considering when to bring students back into the classroom.

In a letter to to parents, Superintendent Aaron Engel says the district will continue to follow the recommendations of health experts.

Earlier this month, the district announced it will use virtual learning through at least January 18th.

In order for things to go smoothly after that, the district needs to act now.

“If we waited until the actual end of semester, we wouldn’t have time to pivot to where the options that people selected,” said Michael Lichucki, School District of La Crosse director of cirriculum, instruction and assessment.

When classes return in person, consideration will be made for at-risk kids as well as early elementary students.

The Coulee Region Virtual Academy, an entirely online program, remain an option for the second semester.