Voters reject tax increase for Auburn city schools


AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn voters have rejected a proposed property tax increase for city schools.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports ( that the voters shot down the measure Tuesday by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

About 9,355 of Auburn's 34,656 registered voters went to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the proposed tax. It would have funded construction of a new Auburn High School.

Auburn City Schools Superintendent Karen DeLano said officials were very disappointed in the vote results, and "the school system now has a very severe situation."

DeLano said she would immediately begin creating an alternate solution to address the rapid growth experienced in recent years in the school system.


Information from: Opelika-Auburn News,

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