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Voting Information for School Budget

posted Jun 9, 2017, 9:05 AM by Roz Walton   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 9:19 AM ]

The School Budget Referendum date is June 13th

    At the voting location for your ward, 7:00 am-8:00 pm

    Informational flyers are in the mail today for Auburn residents.  

    Please mark your calendars and vote!

         Important Facts About This Budget:

The City Council voted to support a $41,755,455 school budget, which is a 2.48% increase over last year’s budget.

The City Manager’s proposed mill rate is $23.55. Education accounts for $9.55 of the $23.55 proposed mill rate.

 If the School Department receives additional funds from the State following the referendum vote, 100% of those
funds will be used to reduce the mil rate.

The School Committee’s proposed budget maintains current staffing and programming. It also includes additional
items that the School Committee considered most necessary.

 Below is a list of those additions:

Title I Teacher position moved to General Funds due to a decrease in federal funds

Title II Teacher position moved to General Funds due to a decrease in federal funds

.5 ELPM (credit recovery) Teacher position moved to General Funds due to decrease in federal funds

New Elementary Teacher Position

New Special Education Teacher Position

New Educational Technician III to support Behavior Interventions for students in the classroom

This budget does meet Essential Program and Service (EPS) local commitment required by law.

Other School Department Facts:

The Auburn School Department serves over 3600 students grades PreK-12 in 10 facilities!

The Auburn School Department spends $2,229 less per student than the state average.

Edward Little High School is accredited and graduates are accepted to colleges of their choice, which include: 

    University of Maine System, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Bates, Colby, Northeastern 

    University, Quinnipiac University, Norwich University, Wheaton College, Syracuse University, Stonehill College, 

    Endicott College, Saint Joseph’s College, and Central Maine Community College.

One of our students was second in the state for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club student of the year!

Many of our athletic teams made it to the playoffs and our Outdoor Girls’ Track Team were KVAC champions for a second year in a row.

 84 high school students (Class of 2017) completed 287 college courses prior to graduating high school!

Our mission is “Empowering life-long learners to succeed in a world yet imagined!”

For more information regarding the Auburn School Department including more budget information, please visit www.auburnschl.edu

Voting Locations:

Ward 1 - Washburn School

            Ward 2 - Auburn Middle School

            Ward 3 - Fairview School

            Ward 4 - Auburn Hall

            Ward 5 – Sherwood Heights    

To view the sample ballot and see the flyer that is coming to you via US Mail, click on the link below: