District superintendent Dr. Aaron Engel wants the district to move away from criminalizing students, in part by reforming the relationship between schools and police.
The “Red Raiders” name, like the Hiawatha statue, will soon be gone, but problems around the teaching of indigenous history in La Crosse schools remain.
Central High School administration hopes to present a new name and mascot to the school board in early January.
After recent decisions by local districts to call students back to in-person classes were quickly reversed, teachers were left to pick up the pieces.
“I feel that to make kids of color safe, they have to go.”
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Superintendent Aaron Engel could make a recommendation on whether the district should end its contract with police by November.
The school board voted in favor of forming a committee as the first step in a process of evaluating the contract with police.
Restorative justice offers an alternative model to traditional, punitive systems of discipline in schools.
The board will vote on starting the process of investigating the $250k contract with police.