Bellevue School District is seeking two levy renewals to continue our work to provide an excellent education for every Bellevue student.

These two levies, which will be on the February 8, 2022 ballot, would continue local funding for high quality academics, staff, programs and student opportunities, as well as maintaining our investment in safe and modern technology and school buildings. The School Board voted on Thursday to place the measures on the ballot.

The replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy continues funding for critical day-to-day school operations to ensure EVERY student in our district has access to:

  • High quality teaching and learning by funding:
    • Additional school staff
    • 7th period classes and tutorial at middle schools and high schools
    • World languages in middle school
  • Supports to ensure the wellbeing of students by funding:
    • Additional school nurses
    • Counselors
  • Student programs not fully funded by the state including
    • Special education
    • STEM programs and AP classes
  • Opportunities for students not funded by the state including
    • Orchestra, band, music, and art in elementary schools
    • Athletics
    • After school activities

The replacement Technology & Capital Projects Levy maintains our investment in student technology and our facilities, so every BSD student has access to a safe and modern learning environment. Renewal of the Technology Levy continues critical funding for:

  • Exceptional education for all students
    • Access to new technologies and software that support student learning
    • Collaborative STEM learning
    • A computer or tablet for every student
    • Integrated digital curriculum
    • Software maintenance and updates
  • Classroom technology and training for teachers
    • Technology for teaching and learning in our classrooms
    • Professional development to ensure our educators have the technology training they need
  • Maintaining and updating our school buildings 
    • Large scale school improvements like the carpeting, roofing, and heating and cooling systems
    • Repairs and maintenance to our school buildings

What do the two levies cost?

Educational Programs and Operations Levy Renewal

Year Yearly tax rate per $1,000 of assessed home value Total amount collected for schools each year of the four-year levy
2023 75 cents $70 million
2024 75 cents $75 million
2025 75 cents $79 million
2026 75 cents $84 million

Technology and Capital Projects Levy

Year Yearly tax rate per $1,000 of assessed home value Total amount collected for schools each year of the four-year levy
2023 58 cents $54 million
2024 56 cents $56 million
2025 55 cents $58 million
2026 54 cents $60 million

The cost per homeowner for a million dollar home in 2023 is $1,330.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.