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    Seattle Public Schools Construction Projects

    Most construction projects at Seattle Public Schools are funded by local, voter-approved capital levies. Other funding sources include Distressed Schools Grants from the state of Washington and the state School Construction Assistance Program.

    Major construction projects, such as replacement buildings or major modernization/historic renovations, continue over multiple years.

    Smaller projects are usually scheduled for summer months to reduce disruption to teaching and learning. These summer projects include safety and security projects, seismic upgrades, building systems repairs or replacement, and roofing projects.

    Learn about summer projects

    Student and Community Workforce Agreement (SCWA) with priority hire provisions will apply to construction projects that are at or above $5 million in estimated construction value. The SCWA supports business objectives and prioritizes career development, training, and employment for SPS students. Read more about SCWA.

    Virtual workshops are scheduled in November and January to present significant changes for large construction projects worth $1 million or more and an upcoming 2021 project preview. Download the flyer. adobe PDF icon

    Current Major Projects

    Construction is underway to replace Wing Luke Elementary Elementary and to modernize and construct a building additions at Webster School. Additions are under construction at Magnolia Elementary School, Coe Elementary School, and West Woodland Elementary School.

    Several upcoming projects are in planning, including replacement of Kimball, Northgate, and Viewlands elementary schools; replacement of Rainier Beach High School; additions at Leschi Elementary School, West Seattle Elementary School, and Madison Middle School; and seismic upgrades to a part of Lincoln High School. 

    Learn more about construction projects currently underway or in planning

    See a list of projects bidding in 2021

    Learn more about the construction process

    Future Projects

    Learn more about future construction projects funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in February 2019.

    Recently Completed Projects

    Learn about recently completed construction projects funded by Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy. These projects include school replacements, modernization of school buildings, and additions.


    Construction Projects and Capital Levies News