Capital Levies

BEX V

Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy

The Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy was approved by 73% of Seattle voters in February 2019. The BEX V Levy replaces the expiring capital levy that was approved by Seattle voters in 2013.

The BEX V Capital Levy funds school construction and building improvements as well as technology investments. Projects selected went through an extensive community vetting process and followed the School Board’s Guiding Principles for BEX V.

Projects

You can download a map and list of BEX V projects as a PDF. Below are additional details about what the levy funds, school-specific project lists, and timelines for major projects. Visit our Construction Projects page for active projects.

Major BEX V Construction Projects

BEX V will help Seattle replace or modernize eight aging schools, construct additions at one school and one interim site, and fund planning for two schools that are expected to be part of a future BEX Capital Levy.

Estimated schedules are provided below. You can find more information about each project by clicking the school name or atConstruction Projects.

Alki Elementary Replacement
Planning starts, Winter 2021 | Construction starts | Summer 2023 | School opens, Fall 2025

Kimball Elementary Replacement
Planning starts, Summer 2019 | Construction starts, Summer 2021 | School opens, Fall 2023

Kurose (Aki) Middle School Planning Only
Planning start, Winter 2020

Mercer International Middle School Replacement
Planning starts, Spring 2020 | Construction starts, Summer 2023 | School opens, 2025

Montlake Elementary Modernization
Planning start, Winter 2021 | Construction start | Summer 2023 | School open, Fall 2025

Northgate Elementary Replacement
Planning start, Summer 2019 | Construction start, Summer 2021 | School open, Fall 2023 

Rainier Beach High School Replacement
Planning starts, Summer 2019 | Construction starts, Summer 2022 | School opens, Fall 2025

Rogers (John) Elementary Replacement
Planning start, Winter 2021 | Construction start | Summer 2023 | School open, Fall 2025

Sacajawea Elementary Planning Only
Planning start, Winter 2023

Van Asselt (Original) Interim Site Addition
Planning start, Summer 2021 | Construction start, Summer 2021 | School open, Fall 2023

Viewlands Elementary Replacement
Planning start, Summer 2019 | Construction start, Summer 2021 | School open, Fall 2023

West Seattle Elementary Addition
Planning start, Spring 2019 | Construction start, Summer 2021 | School open, Fall 2022

 

BEX V Technology Investments

Capital levies provide the primary funding source for making strategic investments in technology for learning and teaching in the classroom; delivering services to students, teachers, staff and families; and improving efficiency in business processes. Projects and services fall into three major categories:

Student Learning and Support

Under BEX V, the district will upgrade and expand classroom, student, and staff technology and resources to provide a baseline across schools. Technology and professional learning will be included, specifically to support school improvement, district programs, and special needs. Additional technology funding and support will be allocated to high-need schools.

District Systems and Data

Student and business systems support all schools and central office. Improvements will continue to allow the district deliver services needed for payroll, purchasing, human resources, finances, budgeting, transportation, health, nutrition, Special Education, scheduling, attendance, managing instruction, grade reporting, and parent communication. Work will also continue to improve processes, communication, collaboration, and compliance; improve data governance, systems integration, and using data to improve results.

Infrastructure and Security

Upgrades will be made to the data center and cloud systems with improvements to the district’s data security and access systems. School internet connectivity and wireless access will be upgraded to meet higher demands. Implementing a computer replacement program will ensure that technology is refreshed on a regular and predictable schedule.

BEX V Projects at Elementary and K-8 Schools

BEX V will fund technology equipment and services such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning for every school in the district.

In addition the resources above, school-specific BEX V projects are listed below.

Adams Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Alki Elementary

  • New replacement school building (retain existing gym)

Arbor Heights Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Beacon Hill Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Sound attenuation system to reduce classroom noise

Blaine, Catharine K-8

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Electrical improvements
  • Exterior doors
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Boren, Lousia K-8 STEM

  • Audio systems and devices to connect to them
  • Heating system and heating system controls replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Broadview-Thomson K-8

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Exterior doors
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Bryant Elementary

  • Exterior windows
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Cascadia Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Cedar Park Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Coe, Frantz Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Concord Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Day, B.F. Elementary

  • Exterior windows
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Dearborn Park International Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Sound attenuation system to reduce classroom noise

Decatur Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Dunlap Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Emerson Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Fairmount Park Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Gatewood Elementary

  • Exterior doors
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Gatzert, Bailey Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Electrical improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Genesee Hill Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Graham Hill Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Green Lake Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Greenwood Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Hawthorne Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Hay, John Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Highland Park Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Kimball Elementary

  • New replacement school building

King, Jr., Martin Luther Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Lafayette Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Laurelhurst Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Lawton Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Leschi Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Exterior doors
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Licton Springs K-8

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Lowell Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Loyal Heights Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Madrona Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Maple Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Sound attenuation to reduce noise in classrooms

Marshall, Thurgood Elementary

  • Roof replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

McDonald International Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperature
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

McGilvra Elementary

  • Exterior cladding improvements
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Playground enhancements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Montlake Elementary

  • Modernization of school and addition to school building

Muir, John Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Sound attenuation to reduce classroom noise
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

North Beach

  • Exterior doors
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Site improvements, including pulverizing existing asphalt and overlaying with new, and asphalt re-striping

Northgate Elementary

  • New replacement school building

Olympic Hills Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Olympic View Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Orca K-8 @ Whitworth

  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Pathfinder K-8 @ Cooper

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Queen Anne Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperature

Rainier View Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Rogers, John Elementary

  • New replacement school building

Roxhill @ E.C. Hughes

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Sacajawea Elementary

  • Design for future school replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Site improvements, including pulverizing and overlaying existing asphalt, asphalt re-striping

Sand Point Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Salmon Bay K-8 @ Monroe

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Sanislo Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Parent drop-off and sidewalks
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Sound attenuation to reduce classroom noise
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Stanford International, John Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

South Shore K-8

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Exterior cladding
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Stevens Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Thornton Creek Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

TOPS K-8 @ Seward

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Rising Star Elementary @ African American Academy (formerly Van Asselt Elementary)

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Roof replacement

View Ridge Elementary

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Playground improvements
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Viewlands Elementary

  • New replacement school building

Wedgwood Elementary

  • Playground improvements
  • Roof replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

West Seattle Elementary

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Building addition
  • Exterior doors
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

West Woodland Elementary

  • Multipurpose room construction and re-purposing of gym
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Whittier Elementary

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

Wolf, Hazel K-8

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems, card key readers at entries, and additional perimeter fencing if needed after site assessment

BEX V Projects at Middle Schools

BEX V will fund technology equipment and services such ascomputers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching andlearning for every school in the district.

In addition the resources above, school-specific BEX V projects are listed below.

Addams, Jane Middle School

  • Site improvements, including parking lot improvements, playground updates, and south plaza basics based on landscape master plan 
  • Earthquake safety improvements
  • Field lights
  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperature

Denny International Middle School

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Eagle Staff, Robert Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Eckstein Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries.
  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperature
  • Improvements to exterior doors and windows
  • Improvements to the school’s exterior cladding

Hamilton International Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Kurose, Aki Middle School

  • Design planning for future school modernization and addition
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Madison Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Replacement of synthetic athletic field

McClure Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Improvements to exterior doors and windows
  • Improvements to the school’s exterior cladding

Meany Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Mercer International Middle School

  • New replacement school building
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Washington Middle School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software
  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them

Whitman Middle School

  • Fire alarm system replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Field lights

BEX V Projects at High Schools

BEX V will fund technology equipment and services such as computers,peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learningfor every school in the district.

In addition the resources above, school-specific BEX V projects are listed below.

Ballard High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Synthetic athletic field

Chief Sealth International High School

  • Security gates for school lockdown,
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

The Center School

  • Safety and security improvements, such as video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Cleveland STEM High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Franklin High School

  • Fire alarm replacement
  • Gym roof replacement
  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Garfield High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Improvements to the building’s exterior

Hale, Nathan High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Ingraham High School

  • Electrical improvements
  • (BEX IV addition, completed in 2019, includes safety and security improvements)

Lincoln High School Career and technical education improvements

  • Earthquake safety improvements
  • Theater improvements
  • (BEX IV modernization/renovations, completed in 2019, include safety and security improvements)

Nova High School @ Mann

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries

Rainier Beach High School

  • New replacement school building (retaining existing theater)
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

Roosevelt High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Improvements to the building’s exterior

Seattle World School @ T.T. Minor

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

South Lake High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software

West Seattle High School

  • Safety and security improvements including video intercom systems and card key readers at entries
  • Roofing work
  • Replacement of turf field with synthetic athletic field

BEX V Projects at Additional Locations

Columbia School Building

  • Ceiling fans to help control classroom temperatures
  • Earthquake safety improvements

Columbia Annex

  • Earthquake safety improvements

Fort Lawton/Discovery Park

  • Playfields

Interagency (All locations)

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Technology equipment and services such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning

North Queen Anne School (Cascade Parent Partnership)

  • Earthquake safety improvements
  • Roof replacement
  • HVAC system replacement
  • Technology equipment and services such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning

Queen Anne Gym (Interagency)

  • Audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them
  • Roof replacement
  • Technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high need schools, which will support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students; may include professional development, hardware and software
  • Technology equipment and services such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning

Schmitz Park (Interim site)

  • Earthquake safety improvements

Van Asselt, Original (Interim site)

  • Addition to use as interim site
  • Playground improvements

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