The mission of Auburn City Schools, the pinnacle of educational excellence, is to ensure each student embraces and achieves his or her unique intellectual gifts and personal aspirations while advancing the community, through a system distinguished by:
Compassion for others
Symbiotic relationships with an engaged community
The creation and sharing of knowledge
Inspired learners with a global perspective
The courage to determine our future
Elementary Grade Reconfiguration
To accommodate the continued growth in student enrollment, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education constructed a new elementary school on North College Street. The facility, Pick Elementary School, opened in August 2013. With eight elementary schools serving the students in kindergarten through grade five, system administrators proposed and approved a new map for school zones. Rather than creating eight elementary school zones, Auburn City Schools implemented four school zones, with each zone having two schools. The pair of schools serve students in a primary and intermediate grade range, with the first hosting students in grades K-2 and the second hosting students in grades 3-5.
To determine where a child is zoned, please select the School Site Locator
Strategic planning, defined as a method by which a community continuously creates artifactual systems to serve extraordinary purposes, has been approached as both a discipline and a process. With an intent to generate innovation and creativity and with a respect to the established traditions and reputation for excellence, it is the purpose of this plan to serve the students and community with a commitment to unprecedented possibilities and continuous discovery.
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[Board approved March 2013]
Auburn City Schools makes $1.2 million budget cuts
To save funds for new facilities, the Auburn City Board of Education approved an amendment to the 2014 budget that will save the school system about $1.2 million.
Auburn City Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano said that the school board makes a budget amendment at the start of each calendar year, but this year’s amendment is considerably larger than usual because of the system’s facility needs.
“In our budget amendment tonight, you see our first action that will be taken based on results of the plans that I rolled out for you in October,” DeLano said. “(These are) our first budget cuts.”
Kelly Hollingsworth, Finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year
The faculty, staff and students of Cary Woods Elementary School are proud to announce, Mrs. Kelly Hollingsworth, as one of the "sweet 16" finalists for Alabama Teacher's of the Year. Please join us in celebrating her selection and in supporting her as she moves to the state level of competition.
Position on Making Up Instructional Time lost during inclement weather:
The superintendent has appealed to the Alabama State Superintendent to excuse our lost days due to inclement weather. Each school principal has been asked to compress learning time between now and the end of the school year in order to recoup these valuable minutes. This may include reduction in field trips, assemblies, field days, and schedule changes. The school system is addressing this without using the weather make-up day, March 28th.
Community Forums - February 24 & 25
Community Forum Meeting Presentation
Community Forum Options Packet
Auburn City Schools Presents Facility Options Survey Results
Auburn City Schools presents the results of the data collected by survey during and after the well attended community forums. Results are being reviewed and considered along with other factors such as available funding, educational programming, instructional best practices, advice from the financial and facilities advisory councils, and student input while determining the best approach for addressing the enrollment growth and facility needs of the school district. The superintendent intends to bring forth a recommendation in early May 2014.
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Auburn City Schools enrollment is climbing at a very rapid
In October 2013, Dr. Karen DeLano laid out the process that Auburn City Schools would use to move forward with providing facilities for the ever-growing student population.
That process has been progressing steadily over the last several months. A facilities committee has been working hard on determining what options exist for providing adequate physical space for our students. At the same time, a financial committee has been studying options on ways to help increase our ability to pay for such facilities.