Voter-approved levies provide funding for schools, staff and programs
Bellevue School District primarily receives funding from the state, but about 20 percent of the district’s funding comes from the renewal of local property tax levies. These levies are replaced every four years and help bridge the gap between what the state funds and what BSD students, staff and schools need. All funds collected through local levies stay in BSD to directly support our students.
BSD will ask voters to consider two levy renewals in the February 8, 2022 election
Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy
The Educational Programs & Operations Levy is the only locally approved ballot measure that directly pays for day-to-day classroom and operational needs that are not funded by the state, including:
- 7th period classes and tutorial at middle schools and high schools
- Additional nurses, counselors, and security
- Special Education
- Advanced Learning Programs
- Orchestra, band, music, and art in elementary schools
- World languages in middle schools
- Athletics and after school activities
Technology & Capital Projects Levy
The Technology & Capital Projects Levy currently funds:
- Collaborative STEM learning
- Laptops for middle school and high school students
- Integrated digital curriculum
- Classroom technology and training for teachers
- Access to new technologies that support student learning
- Large scale school improvements like the carpeting, roofs, and heating and cooling systems
In addition to levies, BSD relies on voter-approved bonds to fund major construction projects. To read about our capital bond program, visit the Capital Bond page.
Previous Levy Information
For more information on the BSD budget, visit the District Budget page.