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.

For more information on the BSD budget, visit the District Budget page.

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.