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 A plan identifying the use for Seattle Public Schoolsâ€™ facilities, the improvements More. 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 (Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More) and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics Capital Levy (Building Renovations, Technology and Academic/Athletics Levy provides resources for seismic improvements, roof More) are the primary source of funding for modernization, repairs, or replacement of district schools.
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. Seattle Public Schools More 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 A plan identifying the use for Seattle Public Schoolsâ€™ facilities, the improvements More.
In the report, building condition is scored on a scale of 0% to 100%, with 100% being excellent condition.
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.