Your Tax Dollars Are Helping Students Succeed
Seattle Public Schools is committed to ensuring equitable access, closing the opportunity gap and delivering excellence in education so that every student graduates prepared for college, career and life.
You play a key role in helping students succeed. For more than 30 years, Seattle voters have supported Seattle students by approving renewal of operations levies and capital levies or bonds.
In February 2013, you renewed the Operations Levy that provides about 25 percent of funding for day-to-day educational programs and services.
You also voted to continue support for capital projects, which allows the district to continue renovations and improvements that enhance learning, keep students and staff safe, and improve energy efficiency.
Two capital programs, Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) and Building Excellence (BEX), provide money to renew and replace aging buildings with safe, modern and efficient facilities. Capital levies also pay for improvements in classrooms, technology, infrastructure, playgrounds and athletic fields.
We want you to know how Seattle Public Schools is spending the money approved by Seattle voters, and we are committed to being accountable. This report presents an overview of how these levy funds have been used to provide a quality education that prepares students for college, career and life in the 21st century.
Thank you Seattle.
You continue to make a difference.
Below you can read more about the BTA III Capital Levy in February 2010 and BEX IV Capital Levy and Operations Levy in February 2013.