The 2017-18 budget was approved by the Auburn Public School’s Board of Education on September 11th. The goals of the budget are to deal with the loss of $500,000 in state aid while continuing to provide a quality education to our students.
“In 2016-17, Auburn Public Schools cut expenses over $400,000 to deal with a state aid cut. Now the state hits us again with another large cut,” stated Kevin Reiman, Superintendent. “The flow of state aid from rural to urban school continues the trend of the unicameral to fund education on the back of farmers. Property taxes are too high, yet when schools cut expenses with the hope of reducing the burden on our taxpayers, the state shifts the money to urban schools.” “The Governor Rickets and the Unicameral need to stop kicking the can down the road and provide sufficient funds to educate our students while providing property tax relief.”
The presentation slides for the 2017-18 Budget and Tax Request can be accessed by clicking on the link below: