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Back this important school levy
Last March 11, the Auburn School District ran a school election with two propositions on the ballot. One was for a bond to replace three aging schools that would cost more to repair than to rebuild. The other was for a capital levy to repair and improve schools throughout our district. Both propositions failed.
Instead of putting both propositions back on the ballot for this Nov. 3 election, the Auburn School Board decided to just do the capital levy to repair and improve schools.
Schools are like homes. It costs money to keep them in good working condition, which in turn, protects our investment in them. In order for a school district to make repairs, it needs to ask the voters for their approval.
Right now, 19 out of 22 schools throughout the school district are in need of serious repair and improvement. Repairs to things such as faulty heating and ventilation systems, failing roofs, and utility and electrical lines. Improvements to things such as water quality, fire alarms and sprinklers, door security systems and seismic safety measures. If we don’t make these repairs and improvements now, it will only cost taxpayers more to make them later.
Absentee ballots will arrive in mailboxes around Oct. 15, giving voters another chance to repair and improve Auburn schools. We hope voters will join us in voting, yes.
– Dan and Barb Whitaker