In February 2016, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two critical levies that support Seattle’s public schools.
First, the Operations Levy renews every three years and represents more than 25% of Seattle Public Schools’ annual budget. This money funds basic education programs and teacher salaries that the state funds do not provide for.
The BTA Capital Levies renew every six years and provides funds for buildings, technology and academics and athletics projects. These funds make upgrades that have historically impacted every school in the district. Past projects have included safety upgrades and sustainable building improvement and maintenance projects. Levy funds have provided for educational enhancements through modernizing science labs and technology upgrades.
Planning is underway for BTA IV Capital Levy to learn more about the process and the timeline go to http://bta.seattleschools.org .
Schools First anticipates draft levy proposals will be available in Fall 2015.