Seattle Public Schools will be asking voters to renew two critical levies on the February 8, 2022 ballot. The PTA will be voting on whether or not to endorse these levies at the Board Meeting this evening.
- Prop. 1: Educational Programs and Operations levy (EP&O) would replace the expiring EP&O, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2019. This levy funds additional staffing positions, critical programs like Special Education and services that are not fully funded by the state. This levy also provides extracurricular student opportunities like music, band, art and athletics.
- Prop. 2: Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics V Capital Levy (BTA V). This six-year levy would replace the expiring Building, Technology, and Academics/Athletics IV Capital Levy (BTA IV), which was approved by Seattle voters in 2016. The levy will fund computers for students, technology for classrooms, technology staff and supports. The levy will also fund repairs to aging buildings and ensure our students have safe, comfortable and healthy school buildings.
- Seattle Public Schools
- Schools First Campaign
- Voters’ Pamphlet statements for Proposition 1 and Proposition 2
- January 20th: “Family Civic Engagement Night – Learn about the SPS levies” (via Zoom) Co-hosted with Thornton Creek PTA, a presentation and Q&A on the levies by SPS Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance, Jolynn Berge.