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    State Environmental Policy Act

    State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) provides a framework for agencies to consider the environmental impacts of a proposal before taking action. You can view SEPA-related documentation related to Seattle Public Schools projects.

    Draft SEPA Checklist for the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) V Capital Levy Program

    Public Comment Period: May 17-June 16, 2021

    Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist in compliance with SEPA regulations for the proposed BTA V Capital Levy Program. This document provides a programmatic (non-project) level environmental review of this proposed capital levy. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

    Where to get information: Beginning May 17, 2021, view the draft SEPA checklist for the BTA V Capital Levy Program. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0551 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA  98124-1165

    To submit comments by 5 p.m. June 16, 2021:

    Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
    Seattle Public Schools
    PO Box 34165, MS 22-183
    Seattle WA 98124

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    BEX Capital Levies

    The BEX capital levies support many projects for Seattle Public Schools. Read more about the determination of project significance and scoping for the most recent capital levy BEX V including the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

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    BEX V Capital Levy

    BEX V is the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, which approved by 73% of Seattle voters in February 2019. BEX supports many projects for Seattle Public Schools.

    BEX V Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS) has been published for viewing by the public. View the final PEIS. If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the report for $15, please call 206-252-0641.

    The appeal period for BEX V Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement was June 18-July 2, 2018. Appeals were submitted to the superintendent.

    BEX V Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: View the draft BEX V Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

    Comment Period was April 3-May 4, 2018. A public meeting was held Monday, April 16, 2018, at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence.

    If you would like to receive a full version with all attachments emailed to you, please contact If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the file for $15, please call 206-252-0641.

    Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice BEX V

    Seattle Public Schools is proposing a Building Excellence (BEX) V capital levy that includes construction, renovation, replacement, and modernization of school buildings throughout Seattle, as well as upgrades to and installation of lighting at athletic fields. There are four alternatives proposed for consideration. A Determination of Significance has been issued, identifying the following areas for discussion in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be developed:

    • Transportation
    • Land use
    • Historic and cultural preservation
    • Recreation
    • Aesthetics
    • Light and glare
    • Noise
    • Plants (including trees)
    • Habitat areas
    • Water resources
    • Construction

    See the Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice.

    Public Comment on Scoping Comments were submitted on the alternatives, mitigation measures, probably adverse impacts, and licenses or permits that may be required by Feb. 12, 2019.