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Two levies renew funding for students, staff, and schools

What’s on the ballot for the February 8, 2022 election?

Bellevue School District is asking our community to consider renewing two levies to continue funding for our students and schools. The levies bridge the gap between state funding for our district and the cost of tools, programs and facilities our students need to become creators of their future world.

January 24 BSD Funding Town Hall

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Renew Education 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
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Renew Technology and Capital Projects Levy

Maintains our investment in student technology and facilities, so every BSD student has access to a safe and modern learning environment. Renewal of the Technology and Capital Projects 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 
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These levies are collected over four years and are not a new tax, but replace expiring Bellevue School District levies.

These local levies have been collected for the past 50+ years.  Over the last 9 years, local school tax rates have declined by 20%.  These levies will replace levies set to expire in December 2022.

Tax Rate per $1,000 of Assessed Value

Tax Year Ed Prog & Ops Capital & Tech School Bus Bond Debt Total Tax Rate
2014 $1.26 $0.41 $1.52 $3.19
2015 $1.20 $0.56 $1.37 $3.13
2016 $1.20 $0.52 $1.42 $3.14
2017 $1.14 $0.47 $1.31 $2.93
2018 $1.06 $0.41 $1.33 $2.80
2019 $0.71 $0.51 $0.18 $1.10 $2.51
2020 $0.69 $0.52 $1.29 $2.50
2021 $0.67 $0.53 $1.39 $2.59
2022 $0.63 $0.54 $1.40 $2.57
2023 $0.75 $0.58 $1.21 $2.54

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

Remember to turn in your ballot by February 8.

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.