February 2020 Special Election
Auburn School District No. 408
Proposition No. 2
Technology Replacement Capital Projects Levy
The Board of Directors of Auburn School District No. 408 adopted Resolution No. 1296 concerning technology replacement levies. This proposition authorizes acquisition of technology, equipment and infrastructure supporting classrooms and educational programs, including computer science and career/technical education and security systems; provides related staff and training; and authorizes the following replacement excess levies on all taxable property within the District:
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as provided in Resolution No. 1296. Should this proposition be approved?
Passage of Proposition No. 2 would allow the levy of $5,833,000 in property taxes within Auburn School District No. 408 for collection in 2021, the levy of $5,833,000 for collection in 2022, the levy of $5,833,000 for collection in 2023, the levy of $5,833,000 for collection in 2024, the levy of $5,833,000 for collection in 2025 and the levy of $5,833,000 for collection in 2026, to replace an expiring levy, to provide a total of $34,998,000 for the District’s Capital Projects Fund for technology improvements and equipment. In accordance with Resolution No. 1296 approving this proposition, these taxes would pay for the maintenance and modernization of its educational facilities through the acquisition of technology, equipment, and infrastructure supporting classrooms and educational programs, including computer science and career and technical education; deployment and maintenance of security surveillance systems; and provision of support and training related to these goals. If authorized by the voters and based on current assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.42 (2021 collection); $0.41 (2022 collection); $0.40 (2023 collection); $0.39 (2024 collection); $0.38 (2025 collection); and $0.36 (2026 collection). The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.
Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners. To determine if you qualify, contact your county assessor.
The Citizen’s Ad Hoc Committee looked at the technology needs of the district and decided what would best serve Auburn’s schools. Parent, students and staff where surveyed and the resulting proposition addresses essential needs highlighted by the survey and discussion of the ad hoc committee: maintenance and upgrade of a wireless network throughout all schools; maintenance of the 1:1 allocation of Chromebooks for teachers and grades K-12 students, with a take-home program in secondary schools; a professional-technical staff member to lead security surveillance implementation. It will also allow for: more specialized devices to meet the communication and learning needs of students with disabilities and special project funds to support innovation across schools to serve students in new and improved ways. This levy will enhance the learning environments and equipment for our children and is vital for their success in a world dominated by technology. This will implement the recommendations from the Citizens’ Ad Hoc Committee while maintaining a level tax rate. AuburnCitizens4Schools.com
Submitted by: Cari Manry, Casey Anderson, Demi Troncoso, firstname.lastname@example.org
No statement submitted.
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Simple majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, §2(a))
For questions about this measure, contact: Cindi Blansfield, Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations, (253) 931-4930, email@example.com