Students returning to Eau Claire public schools on Tuesday for the start of the academic year may notice a few physical differences in their building, some subtle and others hard to ignore. The school district has completed 17 projects from its 2016 referendum, said schools Superintendent Mary Ann Hardebeck, and 30 more are currently underway. These projects include roofing repairs to a new, secure main entrance at Memorial High School to a complete overhaul of McKinley Charter School.
Eau Claire County residents will be asked this fall if they think cannabis, better known as marijuana, should be legalized for adult use. The Eau Claire County Board voted 20-4 Tuesday night to approve an advisory referendum on the issue that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to Eau Claire County Clerk Janet Loomis. Loomis said nine members of the public spoke in favor of the referendum and none expressed opposition at Tuesday’s meeting. The referendum will ask