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    Voter-Approved Education Levies Support Seattle Students

    There is currently a gap between what the state funds for K-12 education and what Seattle students need. Every three years, Seattle Public Schools asks voters to renew the operations levy, which is a local education property tax.

    In addition, school construction is primarily funded by local voter-approved capital levies. Capital levies are also local education property taxes. Every three years, the district asks voters to approve renewal of one of the capital levies.

    The money Seattle Public Schools collects from local, voter-approved education levies stays in Seattle. We use these funds to provide the quality of education that our students and families expect, and to ensure our students have enough classroom space to learn. In addition, capital levies are the primary funding source for technology used by students, teachers, school staff, administrators, and district operations.

    In February 2019, Seattle voters approved two expiring levies to fund Seattle Public Schools.

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