December 2021 Coalition Mtg

Join JoLynn Berge, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance, to learn about the 2022 SPS Levies. Seattle voters will be asked to consider two education funding measures in the Feb 2022 election. These measures are education levies that continue funding to help support student success by creating a safe, equitable learning environment. Schools First will also join the meeting to share how you can support the campaign.


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Schools First Translated One-Pagers can be found at the bottom of this post.

The proposed BTA V Capital Levy includes funding for a three classroom, Pre-k addition to John Muir Elementary School and 23 building and field maintenance projects at 14 schools in the southeast region of SPS. Building system and repair projects include earthquake safety improvements, fire alarm replacement, new fire suppression installation, roof improvements, and playground replacements. Proposed athletics improvements include new synthetic turf at Rainier Beach High School and new grass field and learning garden at Maple Elementary School.   More information on the levies can be found at .

ESBeacon HillRoof improvements
ESDearborn ParkUpgrade water distribution system
ESEmersonEarthquake safety improvements
ESGraham HillRoof improvements
ESJohn MuirJohn Muir 3-Classroom Addition for Early Learning
ESJohn MuirFire alarm system replacement
ESMapleProvide new fire suppression system
ESMapleFire alarm system replacement
ESRising StarPlayground replacement and improvements
ESRising StarImprovements to school’s exterior cladding
ESRising StarImprovements to school’s exterior windows
ESRising StarReplace intercom/clock system
ESThurgood MarshallFire alarm system replacement
K-8Whitworth (Orca K-8)Heating system improvements
K-8Whitworth (Orca K-8)Fire alarm system replacement
HSAlan T. SugiyamaCreate suitable toddler playground equipment
HSColumbia (Interagency)Improvements to school’s exterior doors
HSFranklinConfirm functionality, repair and clean storm water collection systems; seal and stripe asphalt areas.
HSFranklin GymHeating system improvements
HSFranklin GymFire alarm system replacement
HSFranklin GymResurface and stripe parking lot south of gym; improve stormwater infiltration; card key access; new fence; new curb bumpers; replace lighting
Interim SiteVan Asselt (1950s Bldg.)Heating system improvements
BS& R Total
HSRainier BeachReplacement of existing synthetic turf at the auxiliary field & stadium, tennis court paving, seating & fencing.
ESMapleNew grass playfield, asphalt exercise path, amphitheater, and learning garden.