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    BTA V Capital Levy Planning
    Posted on 03/18/2021
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    Planning in Progress for BTA V Capital Levy

    Planning has begun for the district’s next capital levy. The Seattle School Board is expected to place the Buildings, Technology, and Academics Capital Levy V (BTA V) on the ballot for February 2022. An Educational Programs and Operations Levy (EP&O) is also being planned for the February 2022 election.

    BTA levy projects are divided into three categories.

    • Buildings: Building construction and building systems improvement/replacement, major preventive maintenance
    • Technology: Funding for technology used by students, teachers, schools, and the district as well as support and training for technology users.
    • Academic/Athletics: Modifications needed for academic program changes, playground improvements, athletic field improvements

    Studies of building conditions and educational adequacy have been done to evaluate the condition of each district building with a report to be delivered this spring. The result will be a scored list of improvements needed at each school. Those with the poorest scores will be considered for BTA V projects. A study of seismic (earthquake safety) conditions is underway.

    The Seattle School Board approved Guiding Principles for BTA V on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. In addition to these guiding principles, staff will take a variety of factors into consideration in developing a list of recommended projects, including:

    This spring, the district will provide options for families and community members to learn about the selection process and provide feedback.

    The timeline for the levies as well as any materials can be found at www.seattleschools.org/levies.