How much is the Auburn school budget?

$40.7 million, 3.8 percent higher than this fiscal year.

Why is it higher?

Among the factors are raises for over 500 employees, building supplies, a part-time prekindergarten teacher, an English Language Learner teacher, an educational technician at Edward Little High School and a new bus.

What does Auburn spend per student?

For 2014-15, it was $10,321. The state average is $12,551.

What’s the impact on property taxes?

A property assessed at $150,000 would have an increase of $76.50. Properties qualified for a homestead exemption would have taxes lowered.

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