Faced with the need for additional space and facility upgrades within the existing K-12 building, the New Auburn School District residents approved a $4.1 million bond referendum. The referendum allowed the financing of $3,000,000 of new building construction and another $500,000 for remodeling work. The balance of the referendum financing covered the cost for design services and equipping the new and remodeled areas of the school.
Since the elementary and high school facilities were constructed in the late 1960's and early 1970s, the District operated with a single gymnasium. The addition provided a new competition gymnasium that seats approximately 900 people. Also included in the 32,000 square foot expansion were new locker rooms, technical education areas, a driver's education classroom, and a new IMC with an adjacent distant learning classroom.
In addition to the building expansion, the District completed major remodeling within the existing facility. This work included major upgrades of the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems. New ceilings, floor surfaces, wall finishes were added to the classrooms and corridors. The existing classroom casework was replaced with modern and more efficient units.
Along with the building expansion, the project included expanded parking for 100 cars.