Letters to the Editor

Vote yes for Auburn schools

Two issues come to district residents for the Feb. 14 special election, and your support is vitally needed.

The educational programs and operations replacement levy needs renewal this year. The levy provides nearly one in every four dollars of the district's budget and pays for lowering class size, all athletics and activities, custodial and building maintenance and the bulk of transportation expenses among other areas.

The Auburn High School modernization and reconstruction bond supports the much needed replacement of the downtown high school classroom building and safety, seismic and facilities modernization efforts with the PAC and auto shop. School debt is at a record low and this project will ensure high quality, safe, efficient and effective facilities are available to all district high school students.

With construction and borrowing costs at record low levels and the district committed to keeping the total school taxes level for the average resident, inaction this year will only cost more in the future.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/auburncitizens4schools. Please remember to vote "yes" for both the bond and the levy by Feb. 14.

– Ryan Anderson and Clarissa Ruston, co-chairs; Kelly McDonald, treasurer; Cathy deJong, secretary, Auburn Citizens for Schools Executive Committee

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