King County Elections has scheduled two Seattle School District ballot measures for the Feb. 6, 2007, special election – Proposition 1, a $490 million Capital Program Bond, and Proposition 2, a $397 million Educational Programs and Operations Levy.
The Capital Program Bond replaces an expiring capital levy and provides funds for the design, construction, and renovation of school facilities, infrastructure and technology improvements throughout the district. The measure includes a program to renovate or replace four high schools, two middle schools, and one K-8 school.
The Educational Programs and Operations Levy, which replaces the expiring 2004 levy, represents 24 percent of the district’s annual general fund budget and supports basic educational services not fully funded by the state. The levy will help pay for instructional programs, technology support, student activities, staff salaries, bilingual and special-education services, continuation of full-day kindergarten, student transportation, and security and maintenance for school buildings and grounds.
For more information on the bond and levy propositions, visit the Seattle Public Schools Web site.