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Auburn School District No. 408
Proposition No. 1
General Obligation Bonds - $110,000,000

The Board of Directors of Auburn School District No. 408 approved a proposition for bonds. This proposition authorizes the District to reconstruct Auburn High School, including modernizing its Performing Arts Center and Automotive Technology building and modernizing and improving the site, to issue $110,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum term of 20 years, and levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as described in Resolution No. 1159. Should this proposition be:



Passage of proposition No. 1 will authorize Auburn School District to borrow $110,000,000 by issuing general obligation bonds.  In accordance with Resolution No. 1159 approving this proposition, the bonds will pay for reconstructing Auburn High School, including modernizing its Performing Arts Center and Automotive Technology building, modernizing and improving the site and undertaking facilities upgrades to address educational program needs, safety improvements and asset preservation projects.  The bonds would be repaid out of annual property tax levies over a period of 20 years.  The exact amount of such annual levies for these bonds would depend on the amount of principal paid each year and on the interest rates available at the time the bonds are sold.

Auburn High School Needs Our Attention

Immediate attention is required for degraded infrastructure and physical plant (roofs, heating systems, plumbing, and electrical).  New facility will save $250,000 annually in utility and maintenance costs.


Citizen’s Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation

The bond issue provides resources to reconstruct and modernize Auburn High on the existing site.  The project replaces approximately 240,000 square feet of existing buildings, and expands parking for access to facilities used by the community. The current Automotive Technology building and Performing Arts Center will remain and be improved.

New Educational Standards

Building on Auburn High School’s strong program legacy, the new building will provide modern learning environments, improved technology, health, safety, security, and access for disabled individuals while ensuring school taxes remain unchanged.  This new facility will be equivalent to other high schools in the district.


The cost of new building, with reimbursement of state matching funds, is equal to the remodel costs, but provides a greater return on the investment for the future.


Vote “Yes” to assure quality education and facilities for all kids now and into their future.


Statement submitted by: Ryan Anderson and Kelly McDonald

No statement submitted.

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

60% yes vote and a minimum turnout of 7,393 (Washington Constitution, art. VII, sec. 2(b))

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