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    Planning for the 2019 Levies Election

    Updated July 10, 2018

    In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two  levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — an Operations Levy and a Capital Levy.

    Planning is currently underway 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.

    The district is also planning 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.

    We want your input

    Community meetings

    April: Five regional meetings were held in April 2018. A summary and the presentation are available on the Levies 2019 Community Meetings page.

    June-August: The district is working with community partners to hold language-based community meetings in order to collect input from non-English-speaking families in the district.

    September: Five regional meetings will be held in schools across the district. Join us at a community meeting to learn more about our upcoming school levies.

    Task Force

    July through September 2018: The Facilities Master Plan Review Task Force will help support the school board’s oversight of capital planning by reviewing elements of the district’s draft long-range Facility Master Plan, which is used in development of capital levy programs. Read more about the Facilities Master Plan Review Task Force.

    Levies Calendar, Timeline and Updates

    Levies Updates

    Graphic with words 2018 School Levies

    Contact Us

    Operations Levy: budget
    @seattleschools.org

    BEX V: capitallevy2019
    @seattleschools.org

    Mailing Address:
    Levies 2019
    Seattle Public Schools
    M.S. 22-336
    P.O. Box 34165
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165

    Resources

    Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy Projects
    BEX website

    Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy Projects
    BTA website