Which West Seattle schools will be in next year’s BEX V levy? Local meeting April 3

When voters passed Seattle Public SchoolsBEX (Building Excellence) IV levy in 2013, it included money for the new Genesee Hill and Arbor Heights Elementaries. In 2007, BEX III funded the Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW). Before that, the school board gets a briefing this Wednesday (March 28th) on where the levy-planning process stands. Last public discussion of what might be in BEX V was back in December, at which time, we reported, six West Seattle school sites were being considered for “major projects” – Alki, Boren STEM K-8, Lafayette, Madison, Roxhill, and Schmitz Park. Here’s the district announcement of the April 3rd community meeting (6:30-8:15 pm), with info on how to comment if you can’t be there.

6 Replies to "Which West Seattle schools will be in next year's BEX V levy? Local meeting April 3"

  • Returnofthemac March 26, 2018 (6:36 am)

    Wasn’t the giant tax increase supposed to end levies for schools?

    • WSB March 26, 2018 (6:52 am)


  • WSMom March 26, 2018 (8:10 am)

    Curious if Madison was on the BEX in 2007 why they are on it again?  

  • TJ March 26, 2018 (8:59 am)

    It is ending levies that go towards operating schools, but not towards building or renovating schools. Seattle has 2 large levies for the schools, and the one for operations is supposed to go away (my huge property tax increase based off the state budget to close this Mccleary gap is proof). Regarding this BEX V, we will see what they want. With all the taxes Seattle has been hit with in the last few years, it should stay the same amount. But I am sure it will be more than the rise in inflation in wages

  • flimflam March 26, 2018 (2:02 pm)

    the state just jammed more property tax down our throats with their McCleary “solution”; we all operate within a budget – the schools need to learn this skill and stop the constant levies. its unrelenting.

  • Mark Schletty March 27, 2018 (4:34 pm)

    Every vote for any more levies is a vote to tell our low income neighbors and our senior citizens that we want to tax you out of your homes. Just leave Seattle— we don’t want you here anymore.

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