In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — a Capital Levy and an Operations Levy.
Planning is currently underway for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.
The district is also planning for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.
We want your input
In April, five regional community meetings will be held to share the planning process and possible projects. District staff members will share information, listen to and collect feedback, and answer questions.
For language interpretation services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance.
For ASL interpretation, please email email@example.com days in advance of the meeting.
All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.
You may also email your questions and comments.
West Seattle Blog coverage can be found here
Sept. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
Dec. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
March 28, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning
April 2-26, 2018: Community meetings in five regions
June 2018: Home language outreach focus groups
May-August 2018: Review feedback, evaluate and refine priorities, analyze latest data
Sept. 2018: Community meetings in five regions to present levies scope
Oct. 2018: Levies Board Work Session & School Board Operations Committee report
Oct./Nov. 2018: Board Introduction: Staff recommendations for both levies presented
Oct/Nov. 2018: Levies 2019 Public Hearing
Oct./Nov. 2018: School Board Action/vote to adopt the levies and place them on the ballot for the February 2019 Special Election
Jan. 2019: Ballots mailed to voters
Feb. 12, 2019: Deadline to return ballots