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Auburn City Schools will host two public budget hearings on Tuesday, as the school system works toward finalizing the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. 

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On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she had directed school districts to develop a plan to finish the 2019-20 remotely, effectively closing Alabama public schools for the rest of the school year. 

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At a special-called meeting on Friday morning, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education gave its approval for ACS Superintendent Cristen Herring to enter into a real estate sales contract with MD Real Estate Holdings for the purchase of property for an elementary school identified as Yarbr…

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Lee-Scott Academy was recently awarded the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award for a private school. Only one private school is recognized every year, in addition to eight others from the state's eight public school districts. 

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Duriel Barlow, principal of East Samford School, was recently named the 2019 District 4 Principal of the Year by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools and the Alabama Association of Middle and Secondary Principals.

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The Auburn City Council approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $37.09 million to finance two Auburn City Schools facilities projects — overhauls to the Cary Woods Elementary School and Drake Middle School campuses — at its meeting this week.

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The Alabama State Board of Education is looking for input from stakeholders that will guide the upcoming strategic planning process for public education within the state.

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Auburn High School will hold its homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 26 in downtown Auburn. Portions of downtown streets will close for the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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A project spearheaded by Auburn High School career technical education teacher Jessica Bowlin has already earned the school's Building Construction program state recognition and garnered much support from the local community — all before it has even been completed.

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This week, Cristen Herring delivered her first presentation as superintendent of Auburn City Schools to community members at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. The presentation provided a snapshot of the successes and growth of the school system and its student body.

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The Auburn City Schools Board of Education approved a number of measures at its meeting Tuesday, including an agreement with an architectural firm to begin design plans for the expansion of the school system's transportation building. 

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Auburn residents approved the city's Special 5 Mill Tax Fund to continue to be dedicated to paying off debt for Auburn City Schools facilities projects in this week's municipal bond referendum.

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In a special-called meeting Wednesday morning, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Cristen Herring to be the next superintendent.

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The Auburn City Schools Board of Education has released the names of the finalists for the superintendent position and will conduct interviews next Wednesday through Friday.

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While students in sixth-grade teacher Beverly Helm's Social Studies classes can't get behind the wheel just yet, they've been able to cruise the strip of automotive history as part of the second annual Driving Through the Decades initiative. 

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The Auburn City Schools Board of Education will host two public hearings on Sept. 4 to allow the community to learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

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As Auburn City Schools kicks off another school year this week, students in grades eight through 12 will experience added technology in the classroom.

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Auburn High's Will Anderson walked across the stage this week to get his diploma. In a little more than a month, he'll begin the journey to find his sea legs as a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 

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The Auburn City Schools 2028 Master Plan, adopted by the Board of Education this week, details renovations for all of the school system’s campuses as well as two new facilities projects that include an elementary school to be paired with Yarbrough Elementary and a second high school.

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Auburn City Schools Superintendent Karen DeLano and Auburn Police Division Chief Paul Register spoke to the Auburn City Council this week about measures being taken to ensure safety on all campuses.

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Auburn City Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano announced this week that she has contacted an Ohio-based organization, National School Safety and Security Services, to do an assessment of all city schools campuses for safety and security purposes.