The La Crosse (Wis.) district wants to replace two of its high schools with a consolidated campus.
If the consolidated high school is built, Central High School and Logan High School would be converted to middle schools, reports WKBT.
The district is planning to pursue a $195 million bond referendum later this year to secure funding for the facility projects, reports The La Crosse Tribune.
Consolidation is on the table because of declining enrollment and aging buildings.
“Our middle school buildings are all over 80 years old and at the end of their life cycle,” said superintendent Aaron Engel. “By building one new high school, high school students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities that will improve our community for generations. Middle school students will immediately have an upgrade in facilities by moving into high school buildings that are 30 to 40 years newer than the existing middle school buildings.”
School district administrators have determined the best site for the consolidated was the land where the Trane Technologies building now sits.
The district has not bought the land, but has secured the right to buy it, if voters approve a referendum.