Capital Projects and Planning

Overview

We strive to build a healthy, safe and secure physical environment for learning.  We do this by creating effective learning spaces and improving the function of each school. Department staff members ensure that we provide construction services effectively and efficiently.


Goals

Our Department goals align with the Seattle Public Schools mission "Every Student. Every Classroom. Everyday." particularly “Creating an infrastructure that works well”. These primary goals include:

  • Strengthen and streamline capital project management
  • Wisely manage the use of building capacity
  • Enhance cost-effective use of capital resources

Current Initiatives

We are always partnering with other departments to meet District goals. Some of our larger initiatives, which are directly related to our primary goals, include:

  • Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics IV Program, a six-year, $475.3 million levy providing funds for renovation, major maintenance, and health and safety improvements; technology classroom equipment and instructional support to enhance student learning; academics projects to meet the educational requirements and needs of students; athletic improvements to upgrade fields
  • Building Excellence IV Program, a six-year, $694.9 million levy that replaces/renovates/builds 16 schools
  • Launch the Strategic Infrastructure and Maintenance Initiative (SIMI)
  • Build an Asset Preservation System

Accomplishments

We are proud to see principals, teachers, and students using newly renovated or constructed buildings and new systems to enrich the learning experience. A few of our most recent accomplishments include:


Strategy Leadership

Capital Programs Report

Capital Projects Map
Capital Programs Semi-Annual Report May 2016
Capital Programs 2014 Annual Report May 2015
Capital Programs 2013 Annual Report April 2014
Capital Programs 2012 Annual Report April 2013

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