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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

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

    September: Five regional meetings will be held in schools across Seattle Public Schools. Join us at a community meeting to learn more about our upcoming school levies.

    Levies Calendar, Timeline and Updates

    Levies Updates

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    Contact Us


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


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

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