fishing backpack

fishing buddies


The La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Essentials for Student Learning & Achievement Fund helps students overcome road blocks to achievement by addressing needs in areas such as nutrition, transportation, academic and co-curricular support, and summer learning opportunities.

Foundation funds are turned over to building principals to use at their discretion to:

  • Meet an individual student’s needs
  • Enhance a student’s ability to learn
  • Benefit a student whose family is struggling financially.

Last year $20,000 was awarded to the school district.  Examples of uses include:

  • Alarm clocks
  • Bus passes
  • Snow boots/winter clothing
  • Lab fees
  • College entrance exam fees
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • School district library book fines
  • Taxi service to transport ill students/parents to conferences
  • Field trip costs
  • Instrument rental/sheet music
  • Reading glasses
  • Clothing for musical/theater performances