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    Planning for the 2019 Levies Election

    Updated June 5, 2018

    In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two  levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — an Operations Levy and a Capital Levy.

    Planning is currently underway for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.

    The district is also planning for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.

    We want your input

    Community meetings

    Five regional meetings were held in April 2018. A summary and the presentation are available on the Levies 2019 Community Meetings page.

    Additional meetings will be held in September 2018.

    Direct contact

    Please continue to email your questions and comments.

    Timeline

    Sept. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

    Dec. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

    March 28, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

    April 2-26, 2018: Community meetings in five regions

    May 30, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

    June 2018: Home language outreach focus groups

    June–August 2018: Facilities Master Plan Review Task Force

    June 25, 2018:
    School Board Work Session on the update to the Facilities Conditions Assessment

    Through August 2018: Review feedback, evaluate and refine priorities, analyze latest data

    Sept. 2018: Community meetings in five regions to present levies scope

    Oct. 2018: Levies Board Work Session & School Board Operations Committee report

    Oct./Nov. 2018: Board Introduction: Staff recommendations for both levies presented

    Oct/Nov. 2018: Levies 2019 Public Hearing

    Oct./Nov. 2018: School Board Action/vote to adopt the levies and place them on the ballot for the February 2019 Special Election

    Jan. 2019: Ballots mailed to voters

    Feb. 12, 2019: Deadline to return ballots

     

    Contact Us

    Email: budget@seattleschools.org
    Email: capitallevy2019@seattleschools.org

    Mailing Address:
    Levies 2019
    Seattle Public Schools
    M.S. 22-336
    P.O. Box 34165
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165

    Resources

    Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy Projects
    BEX website

    Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy Projects
    BTA website

    Upcoming Events

    Levies Updates