Departments

SEPA

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.

Virtual Hearing for BTA V Capital Levy Program

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) V Capital Levy Program at 10 a.m. on Oct. 14 2021, by Zoom. More details to come.


Final SEPA Checklist for the BTA V Capital Levy Program and Determination of Nonsignificance

The public comment period was Aug. 18-Sept. 2, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) V Capital Levy Program. This document provides a programmatic (non-project) level environmental review of this proposed capital levy. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Aug. 18, 2021, view the final SEPA checklist and determination of nonsignificance (DNS) 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 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA  98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 2, 2021:

Email: SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for the BTA V Capital Levy Program

The public comment period was May 17-June 16, 2021, with an extension until June 25, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist in compliance with SEPA regulations for the proposed Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (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 25, 2021:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

Seattle Public Schools SEPA Remote Hearings Protocols

Hearing Calendar

Hearings will be added to the calendar once scheduled. Please see the project tabs below for more information. 

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.

Elementary School Projects

Final SEPA Checklist for Coe Elementary School Classroom Addition Project

The appeal period was Oct. 9-23, 2019.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared the final Environmental Checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Coe Elementary School Classroom Addition Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required.

Where to get information: Beginning Oct. 9, 2019, view the final SEPA checklist for Coe. Appendices and figures are available by request. You can request an electronic copy, which contains appendices and figures by contacting us at the email below. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2019, via:  

To submit appeals:

EmailSEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Virtual Hearing for Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project at 10 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2021, by Zoom: To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 962 0810 7115
Passcode: 628203

To participate in this meeting via conference call:

Dial 833-548-0282
Meeting ID: 962 0810 7115

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project and Reissued Determination of Nonsignificance

The comment and appeal period was Dec. 10-28, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Dec. 10, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist and reissued determination for Kimball Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: The DNS for this project was reissued on Dec. 10, 2020. Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2020, via:

To submit comments and appeals:

EmailSEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Final SEPA Checklist for Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project Determination of Nonsignificance

The appeal period was Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Kimball Elementary New Replacement Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Nov. 20, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist for Kimball Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2020, via 

To submit appeals:

EmailSEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Leschi Elementary School Addition Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Leschi Elementary School Addition Project at 10 a.m. on March 26, 2021, by Zoom: To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 991 0433 6685
Passcode:216405 

To participate in this meeting via conference call: Dial 1-888-788-0099
Meeting ID:991 0433 6685 

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for Leschi Elementary School Addition Project and Determination of Nonsignificance

The comment and appeal period was Feb. 9-24, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Leschi Elementary School Addition Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information:  Beginning Feb. 9, 2021, view the final SEPA checklist and determination for Leschi Elementary (signed version). A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2021, via: 

To submit appeals:

Email: SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-151
Seattle, WA 98124

Final SEPA Checklist for Magnolia Elementary School Addition Project

Appeal Period was Nov. 7-22, 2019.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared the final Environmental Checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Magnolia Elementary School Addition Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required. 

Where to get information: Beginning Nov. 7, 2019, view the final SEPA checklist for Magnolia. Appendices and figures are available by request. You can request an electronic copy, which contains appendices and figures by contacting us at the email below. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2019, via:

To submit appeals:

Email SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail :
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Virtual Hearing for Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2021 by Zoom :To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 942 1418 0030
Passcode: 732861

To participate in this meeting via conference call:

Dial 877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 942 1418 0030

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project and Reissued Determination of Nonsignificance

Comment and appeal period: Dec. 10-28, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and has issued a DNS. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Dec. 10, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist and reissued determination for Northgate Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: The DNS for this project was reissued on Dec. 10, 2020. Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2020, via:

To submit comments and appeals:

Email SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail :
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Final SEPA Checklist for Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project Determination of Nonsignificance

Appeal period was Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and has issued a DNS. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Nov. 20, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist for Northgate Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2020, via: 

To submit appeals:

Email SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail :
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Virtual Hearing for Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School Project at 10 a.m. on May 17, 2021 by Zoom :To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 990 0163 9907
Passcode: 783340

To participate in this meeting via conference call:

Dial 833-548-0282
Meeting ID: 990 0163 9907

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School Project at 10 a.m. on May 17, 2021 by Zoom :Participation information to come.

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to  SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School and Determination of Nonsignificance

Comment and appeal period was March 25-April 9, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Placement of Portables at Schmitz Park Elementary School Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information:  Beginning March 25, 2021, view the final SEPA checklist and determination for Schmitz Park Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. on April 9, 2021, via: 

To submit appeals:

Email:  SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-151
Seattle, WA 98124

Final SEPA Checklist for the Van Asselt School Addition Project and Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance

Public Comment Period: Aug. 4-19, 2021

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Van Asselt School Addition Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that, as mitigated, the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Aug. 4, 2021, view the final SEPA checklist and mitigated determination of nonsignificance (MDNS) for the Van Asselt School Addition project. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA  98124-1165

Comment and appeal process: Written comments and/or appeals of the determination will be accepted if received no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 19, 2021:

Email: SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Draft SEPA Checklist for the Van Asselt School Addition Project

Public comment period was March 26-April 26, 2021

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft SEPA checklist in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act regulations for the Van Asselt School Addition project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of this capital project. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning March 26, 2021, view the draft SEPA checklist for Van Asselt School Addition Project. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165To submit comments by 5 p.m. April 26, 2021:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

Virtual Hearing for Viewlands Elementary School Replacement Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Viewlands Elementary School Replacement Project at 10 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2021 by Zoom :To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 934 1508 0313
Passcode: 362603

To participate in this meeting via conference call:Dial 888-788-0099
Meeting ID: 934 1508 0313

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for the Viewlands Elementary School Project  Determination of Nonsignificance  

Appeal Period was Dec. 28, 2020 – Jan. 12, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Viewlands Elementary School Replacement Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and has issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Dec. 28, 2020,  view the final SEPA checklist for Viewlands Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0702 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2021, via: 

To submit appeals:

Email:  SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-151
Seattle, WA 98124

Addendum and Updated Final SEPA Checklist for the West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project

No public comment or appeal period.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared an addendum to the final environmental checklist and Determination of Nonsignificance, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project. This document provides information and analysis on the proposed land exchange approvals required to correct an error in finalizing a 1987 land exchange between SPS and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. No changes to the existing uses are proposed as a result of the land exchange.

Where to get information: View the addendum and updated final SEPA checklist for West Seattle Elementary School. A hard copy of the document is available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165 


Virtual Hearing for West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2021 by Zoom :To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID:962 5287 62013
Passcode: 5468722 

To participate in this meeting via conference call:
Dial 888-788-0099
Meeting ID:962 5287 6201 

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project Determination of Nonsignificance

Appeal Period was Nov. 3-18, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Nov. 3, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist for West Seattle Elementary. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2020, via: 

To submit appeals:

Email SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail :
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Final SEPA Checklist for West Woodland Elementary School Renovation and Addition Project

Appeal Period was Dec. 4-19, 2019.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared the final Environmental Checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the West Woodland Elementary School Renovation and Addition Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required. 

Where to get information: Beginning Dec. 4, 2019,  view the final SEPA checklist for West Woodland. Appendices and figures are available by request. You can request an electronic copy, which contains appendices and figures by contacting us at the email below. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2019, via:

To submit appeals:

Email:  SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124

Middle School Projects

Virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2020, by Zoom: To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 928 8750 8684
Passcode: 940175

To participate in this meeting via conference call:
Dial 877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 928 8750 8684All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project Determination of Nonsignificance

The appeal period was Sept. 14-29, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final Environmental Checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Sept. 14, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist for Jane Addams Middle School. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0877 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2020, via:  

To submit appeals:

Email: SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project

The public comment period was April 27-May 27, 2020. The extension was June 8–July 8, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Jane Addams Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning April 27, 2020, view the draft SEPA checklist for Jane Addams. A hard copy of the document is available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0877 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. July 8, 2020:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

Madison Middle School Combined Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the Madison Middle School Combined Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects at 9:30 a.m. on May 7, 2021, by Zoom: To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID: 942 0758 9060
Passcode: 869353

To participate in this meeting via conference call:
Dial 833-548-0276
Meeting ID: 942 0758 9060

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist and Determination of Nonsignificance for Madison Middle School Combined Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects

The comment and appeal period was March 15-30, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final environmental checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Madison Middle School Combined Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the projects. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the projects do not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning March 15, 2021, view the final SEPA checklist for Madison Middle School Combined Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on March 30, 2021, via:  

To submit appeals:

Email: SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for the James Madison Middle School Building Addition and Field Improvement Projects

The public comment period was Nov. 18-Dec. 18, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft SEPA checklist in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act regulations for the James Madison Middle School Building Addition and Field Improvement projects. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of this capital project. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning Nov. 18, 2020, view the draft SEPA checklist for James Madison Middle. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0990 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. Dec. 18, 2020:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for the Madison Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project

The public comment period was May 11-June 10, 2020, with an extension June 8–July 8, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Madison Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning May 11, 2020, view the draft SEPA checklist for Madison. A hard copy of the document is available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0877 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. July 8, 2020:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

Final SEPA Checklist for Whitman Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project

Appeal Period was Jan. 23-Feb. 7, 2020

Seattle Public Schools has prepared the final Environmental Checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Whitman Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C. 

Where to get information: Beginning Jan. 23, 2020,  view the final SEPA checklist for Whitman Middle School. Appendices and figures are available by request. You can request an electronic copy, which contains appendices and figures by contacting us at the email below. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0877 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2020, via:

To submit appeals:

EmailSEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for Whitman Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project

Public Comment Period was Oct. 8-Nov. 7, 2019

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a Draft SEPA Checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the Whitman Middle School Athletic Field Lighting Project. This document provides a site-specific environmental review of the project. The District seeks written comments on the Draft SEPA Checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning Oct. 8, 2019,  view the draft SEPA Checklist for Whitman. Appendices and figures are available by request. You can request an electronic copy, which contains appendices and figures by contacting us at the email below. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

To submit comments:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124


High School Projects

Draft SEPA Checklist for the Rainier Beach High School Replacement project

The public comment period was June 30-July 30, 2021.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft SEPA checklist in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act regulations for the proposed Rainier Beach High School Replacement Project. This document provides a project-level environmental review of this proposed school replacement. The district seeks written comments on the draft SEPA checklist.

Where to get information: Beginning June 30, 2021, view the draft SEPA checklist for the Rainier Beach High School Replacement project. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0635 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. July 30, 2021:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

Virtual Hearing for West Seattle High School Athletic Field Lighting Project

Seattle Public Schools will hold a virtual SEPA hearing regarding the West Seattle High School Athletic Field Lighting Project at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2020 by Zoom :To participate in this meeting via computer or application:
Zoom virtual meeting link
Meeting ID:966 3712 5403
Passcode: 571750 

To participate in this meeting via conference call:
Dial 888-788-0099
Meeting ID:966 3712 5403 

All proposed exhibits shall be clearly labeled (Exhibit 1, 2, etc.) and provided, via email, to the authorized representative for each party and the hearing examiner at least five business days prior to the scheduled hearing unless the hearing examiner’s pre-hearing order (if there is an order) provides for a different schedule. Please email exhibit files to SEPAhearings@seattleschools.org and limit exhibit files to these formats: xlsx, docx, pptx, pdf, and jpg.


Final SEPA Checklist for West Seattle High School Athletic Field Lighting Project Determination of Nonsignificance

Appeal Period was Sept. 28-Oct. 13, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has prepared the final Environmental Checklist, in compliance with State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the West Seattle High School Athletic Field Improvement Project. This document provides site-specific environmental review of the project. The SEPA official has reviewed the checklist and determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is therefore not required under RCW 43.21C.

Where to get information: Beginning Sept. 28, 2020, view the final SEPA checklist for West Seattle High School. A hard copy of the document is also available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-252-0877 or by written request sent to Seattle Public Schools, P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-332, Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Appeal Process: The determination may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal setting force the reasons for the appeal and received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2020, via:  

To submit appeals:

Email : SEPAAppeals@seattleschools.org
Mail :
Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 32-150
Seattle, WA 98124


Draft SEPA Checklist for the West Seattle High School Athletic Field Improvement Project

Public Comment Period was June 11-July 13, 2020.

Seattle Public Schools has prepared a draft checklist in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations for the West Seattle High School Athletic Field Improvement project. This document provides a site-specific environment.

Where to get information:Beginning June 11, 2020, view the draft SEPA checklist for West Seattle High School. A hard copy of the document is available for $13 by contacting Seattle Public Schools by phone at 206-475-1662 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. July 13, 2020:

Email: SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org
Mail:
Fred Podesta, Chief Operations Officer
Seattle Public Schools
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124

BEX V Capital Levy

BEX V is the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, which was 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.

The comment period was April 3-May 4, 2018. A public meeting was held 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 SEPAComments@seattleschools.org. 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.