School Levies on February 2022 Ballot
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Summary: The School Board took action to put two school levies on the ballot for the February 2022 election.
Seattle School Board Approves Two Funding Measures for the February 8, 2022 Election
At their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Seattle School Board approved resolutions asking voters to consider two education funding measures in the February 8, 2022 election. These measures will continue funding that helps support student success by creating a safe, equitable learning environment.
The two measures are:
Renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy
This levy would continue funding for critical day-to-day operations and funds staff such as nurses and custodians. It continues funding for programs that support our students, such as child nutrition programs, social-emotional health, and special education. It also funds STEM and CTE programs.
Levy amount: $646.8 million over three years
Renewal of the Building, Technology, and Academics/Athletics Capital Levy (BTA V)
This levy would continue funding for building projects, technology projects, and academic/athletic projects throughout the district.
BTA V continues funding for building maintenance, safety upgrades, and small renovations. It also funds technology for students and staff, including training and maintenance of devices, technology infrastructure, and the systems that SPS uses to support student learning.
SPS owns Memorial Stadium, and the levy includes funding to invest in new grandstands so it can continue to be used for high school athletics, for graduations, and by the community. Funding will also continue for playground improvements and academic program changes.
Levy amount: $783 million over six years
Levies Support Students
School districts in Washington state rely on voter-approved funding measures to cover costs not funded by the state. These measures ensure our students, staff, and schools have continued access to the resources they need to succeed including staffing positions, academic programs, and technology.
We will be sharing more information about our funding proposals in the upcoming months.