Seattle Public Schools

Capital Projects and Planning

Building Conditions

School Building Conditions

Facilities Master Plan

The district regularly contracts with experts to conduct a comprehensive review of the current status of all buildings and sites. That review is used to create the Facilities Master Plan. It includes information on the condition of building systems and educational adequacy. Building systems include things like the heating and ventilation system, roofing, and windows. Educational adequacy looks at how well a building’s current design and layout supports student success. The report also includes cost estimates to replace or repair each system.

This information is used to set priorities for capital levies. The Building Excellence Capital Levy (BEX) and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics Capital Levy (BTA) are the primary source of funding for modernization, repairs, or replacement of district schools.

2021 Facilities Master Plan Update

Asset Preservation Program

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) requires school districts to participate in the Asset Preservation Program (APP) to be eligible for state construction funding assistance. SPS has 20 buildings that are in the APP. Under this program, the district contracts with a certified consultant to conduct a Building Condition Assessment (BCA) report every six years. This is a detailed analysis of the condition of district school buildings. The required certified BCA was completed in 2020 as part of the complete review of buildings for the Facilities Master Plan.

In the report, building condition is scored on a scale of 0% to 100%, with 100% being excellent condition.

Asset Preservation Program Report

Seismic Information

Seattle Public Schools implements earthquake safety improvements/seismic retrofits to school buildings based on the most recent engineering studies. All new construction and major modernization projects are designed and built to meet applicable city codes. Learn more about Seismic Information.