Welcome to Our Rebuilding for Learning Initiative

Superintendent Randy Nelson

Superintendent Randy Nelson

Welcome to the School District of La Crosse’s Rebuilding for Learning website. Our Rebuilding for Learning initiative began more than five years ago and it continues today. Built on the solid research and continuing work of UCLA researchers Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor, Rebuilding for Learning focuses on learner supports for all students, but specifically those who — for whatever reason — are underachieving.

As superintendent of schools, I believe strongly that the plight of our public schools is reflected in our community and that our community is reflected in our public schools. We have a symbiotic relationship which together impacts the health, well-being, and academic progress of our students.

Consistent with the recommendations of Adelman and Taylor, our work has been organized into six working groups:

  • Classroom-based Approaches to Enable Learning
  • Student and Family Assistance
  • Community Outreach
  • Home Involvement in Schooling
  • Support for Transitions
  • Crisis/Emergency Assistance and Prevention

These committees, which include community members and School District of La Crosse staff, collaborate to create supports and efficiencies which allow students, staff, and families to focus more on academic achievement and less on the life circumstances that can inhibit learning.

Our District is indebted to our community and its many organizations that consistently step up in support of our schools, our staff, and most importantly, our students and their families. We are on a journey of rebuilding for learning, and it’s gratifying to know that we are supported by a supportive, servant led community. Through partnerships, collaboration, and cooperation, we are making a difference!


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