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2022 Bond Election Results

Message from Board President Michael White

Question 1 - Not to exceed $145 million dollars - Passed

  • 5,657 Yes votes - 61%
  • 3,651 No votes - 39%

With Question 1 passing, the school district will pursue the following capital projects:

  • Build a second middle school
  • Expand the early childhood program
  • Build a Career and Technical Center
  • Add and/or repurpose spaces at each school to meet student needs

Question 2 - Not to exceed $15 million dollars - Did Not Pass

  • 4,199 Yes votes - 45%
  • 5,105 No votes - 55%

The school district will not pursue building a multi-use community pool.


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Over the past few years, the Auburn-Washburn School District has been working to determine the needs of our students and the community. Comprehensive feedback from all stakeholders was gathered to develop a five year strategic plan.

Based on that plan, the district engaged in a master facility review process. Through those efforts, the district discovered several facility needs. The 2022 Bond addresses those needs.

2022 Bond Election

Posted 11/19/21, 2:20 PM
Updated 5/18/22, 8:32 AM

2022 Bond Election Results

Message from Board President Michael White

Question 1 - Not to exceed $145 million dollars - Passed

  • 5,657 Yes votes - 61%
  • 3,651 No votes - 39%

With Question 1 passing, the school district will pursue the following capital projects:

  • Build a second middle school
  • Expand the early childhood program
  • Build a Career and Technical Center
  • Add and/or repurpose spaces at each school to meet student needs

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KindergartenThe Auburn-Washburn district is currently seeking information regarding our incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year. If you or someone you know has a child who will turn 5 before August 31, 2022, please click here to complete the Kindergarten Roundup form. Parents will be contacted in March with further information about Kindergarten Roundup and Registration.

2022 Kindergarten Roundup

Posted 2/11/22, 3:31 PM
Updated 3/11/22, 3:48 PM

The Auburn-Washburn district is currently seeking information regarding our incoming kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year. If you or someone you know has a child who will turn 5 before August 31, 2022, please click here to complete the Kindergarten Roundup form. Parents will be contacted in March with further information about Kindergarten Roundup and Registration.

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Auburn-Washburn will be hosting an Interview Fair for various positions on July 21, 2022, including:

  • Paraeducators
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Food Service Workers
  • Lunch Aides
  • Custodians
  • Secretaries
  • Substitute Positions

To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at https://usd437.net/careers/positions-available.

Text JOBS to (785) 224-4643 to sign up or view this flier for additional information.

Interview Fair

Posted 6/20/22, 8:00 AM

Auburn-Washburn will be hosting an Interview Fair for various positions on July 21, 2022, including:

  • Paraeducators
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Food Service Workers
  • Lunch Aides
  • Custodians
  • Secretaries
  • Substitute Positions

To be considered for a position, candidates must apply online at https://usd437.net/careers/positions-available.

Text JOBS to (785) 224-4643 to sign up or view this flier for additional information.

The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2022-2023 school year. BOTH the following forms must be completed and submitted.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for a $25 enrollment fee. Transportation is provided to an address within the Auburn-Washburn district boundaries.

The application and case history forms are available online (see below), at each Auburn-Washburn elementary school, or the Shuler Education Center at 5928 SW 53rd Street. Students must be 4 years old by August 31, 2022, live in the Auburn-Washburn School District, and meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Evaluated and has a developmental delay
  • Primary language is not English
  • Parent lacks high school diploma or GED
  • One parent age 19 or younger at child's birth
  • Single-parent family
  • Referral from KS Department for Children & Families for this child
  • Parents are migratory agricultural workers
  • Qualifies for free or reduced school lunch program
  • Family is homeless

Applying does not guarantee the child a slot in the classroom. After an application is submitted, parents will be contacted mid-March and asked to complete additional paperwork and submit enrollment documents.

Please return your completed application and case history forms listed below to Jill Gratton at Shuler Education Center, 5928 SW 53rd Street or at pridemar@usd437.net.

For more information, contact Mary Pridey at pridemar@usd437.net or 785-408-8378.

Attention Preschool Parents

Posted 2/15/22, 4:15 PM
Updated 5/26/22, 10:12 AM

The Auburn-Washburn School District is pleased to announce openings in the District-Wide half-day State Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2022-2023 school year. BOTH the following forms must be completed and submitted.

This program is for residents of USD 437 and is designed to prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. There is no tuition charge, but parents are responsible for a $25 enrollment fee. Transportation is…

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We are already getting prepared for the first day of school! If you (or your neighbor) want to work for Auburn-Washburn, text JOBS to 785-224-4643!



Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Posted 6/20/22, 5:34 PM
We are already getting prepared for the first day of school! If you (or your neighbor) want to work for Auburn-Washburn, text JOBS to 785-224-4643! …

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Free summer grab and go lunch and breakfast service continues through July 24. All district children ages 1-18 are eligible for the meals.



Summer Meals

Posted 6/20/22, 8:00 AM
Free summer grab and go lunch and breakfast service continues through July 24. All district children ages 1-18 are eligible for the meals. …

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Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Posted 5/26/22, 10:10 AM

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Recently the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education recognized students who qualified for the National History Day competition. Pictured here are the students from Washburn Rural Middle School with Board of Education President Michael White, Teacher Lindsey Dowell, Paraeducator Alice Bertels, and Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams.

- Jadyn Barnett and Lucy Hundley qualified with project titled Mary Church Terrell: Lifting as We Climb
- Sophie Heinen qualified with project titled The American Plan: The Forgotten War on Venereal Diseases
- Haley Reiff qualified with project titled Frances Perkins: Making Deals with Great Zeal
- Audrey Appuhn and Campbell Hight qualified with project titled Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Tree: Penelope Laingen and the Yellow Ribbon Project
- Rebecca Reed qualified with project titled The Games Must Go On



National History Day Qualifiers Recognized

Posted 5/25/22, 8:46 AM
Recently the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education recognized students who qualified for the National History Day competition. Pictured here are the students from Washburn Rural Middle School with Board of Education President Michael White, Teacher Lindsey Dowell, Paraeducator Alice Bertels, and Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams. - Jadyn Barnett and Lucy Hundley qualified with project titled Mary Church Terrell: Lifting as We Climb - Sophie Heinen qualified…

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The Auburn-Washburn Board of Education recently presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Early Childhood staff members. Paraeducator Scarlett Manker and Social Worker Leslie Stallard were recognized for their work. The award is presented as a way to highlight staff members who represent all the great employees working in the district. Congratulations to Scarlett and Leslie!

Pictured with Scarlett (top) and Leslie (bottom) are Early Childhood Supervisor Mary Pridey, Board of Education President Michael White, and Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams.



All Star Appreciation

Posted 5/24/22, 11:42 AM
The Auburn-Washburn Board of Education recently presented their All Star Appreciation Award to two Early Childhood staff members. Paraeducator Scarlett Manker and Social Worker Leslie Stallard were recognized for their work. The award is presented as a way to highlight staff members who represent all the great employees working in the district. Congratulations to Scarlett and Leslie! Pictured with Scarlett (top) and Leslie (bottom) are Early Childhood Supervisor…

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