4 Day School Week Getting Closer For B-T-H-S
An area school district could be first in the state to get a four day school week. Thousands of surveys went in the mail this week to residents of the Blair-Taylor School District. The district wants their opinion on switching to a four-day school week. Several public meetings on the issue were held earlier this year and one speaker at a meetin was Dr. Don Kordosky, superintendent of Oakridge Schools in Oregon State. He said since his district went to the four day schedule, he’s been spreading the word across the country on its pros and cons. One big pro he says is that making the switch can save the district about five to seven percent of its budget. Blair-Taylor Superintendent Dennis Dervetski says it’s all about improving the learning environment by allowed 45 extra minutes of instructional time. And he's all for it. If approved, the 4 day week would be in effect this fall.
Scene Set For Hollywood Remake
The Hollywood Theater marquee in La Crosse was lighted up this morning...a possible sign of things to come in the old movie house.
The Hollywood's new owner, Phil Addis, took reporters on a tour through the empty theater today. There's no screen, and all the seats were taken out, and there's damage to the walls and ceilings. Addis says restoring it could be a major task, but he thinks it's worth the effort.
The Hollywood used to seat up to one thousand people, when it had movies and live concerts. The building was shut down eight years ago.
GET Coach's Attorney Pleased With Dismissal Of Abuse Charge
A case that never should have gone to court...
That's how a defense attorney for G-E-T middle school coach Brady Olson describes the felony child abuse charge that Olson had been facing. The coach and teacher was accused of harming the girls on his basketball team by putting dry ice on their skin. Attorney Jim Birnbaum says the judge made the right decision by throwing out the charge.
Birnbaum says Olson will continue to challenge the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, hoping to get that count dismissed as well.
They Had A Packer Secret
They knew about it since the Winter......but couldn't say anything at all. Rachael Pierce of Children of the Heart explains how the La Crosse group that deals with Downs Syndrome were picked as the charity of choice for the upcoming Green Bay Packers tailgate tour.
The tailgate tour stops by the La Crosse Oktoberfest Southside Festgrounds on May 15th from 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Tailgate Party Tickets are $30 and General Admission is $5.00. Tickets are on sale at Festival Foods.....Onalaska and Village locations only. Scheduled to appear.......Mark Murphy...Jordy Nelson...Mason Crosby...William Henderson...Marco Rivera and Larry McCarren.
Tomah Recount Made Things Closer
Tomah's Mayor will retain that title...though a recount there yesterday made things real interesting. John Rusch defeated challenger Shannon Hough by just five votes last Tuesday. Hough requested a recount, which was done Wednesday. After the recount Rusch defeated Hough by only 3 votes. Rusch says it's now business as usual as he is working to develop city council committee assignments. He says he looks forward to continuing his work to help Tomah provide quality public services at a low cost.
Hough says she plans to run for mayor again in the next election two years from now.