Vote for Seattle Schools Levies and Playfields by February 8th

The Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics Capital Levy (BTA V) is up for renewal this year to support Seattle Public Schools, which still does not receive enough funding from the WA State Legislature to fulfill its multiple missions. Seattle voters should have their ballots now that need to be turned in by 8pm on February 8, 2022.

The BTA V Levy (Proposition 2) renewal maintains the investment in capital projects for school facilities and technology so every SPS student has access to a safe, welcoming learning environment.

Proposition 1 is the Educational Programs & Operations Levy that continues critical funding to help educate all of our students and bridge the gap between the funding the district receives from the state and what is needed to fully support students.

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Specific to playfields, BTA V includes the following projects in this funding package:

SPS FacilityProject Type/Description
Maple ESNew grass playfield, asphalt exercise path, amphitheater, and learning garden
Ballard HSApply acrylic coating on tennis courts
Denny/Sealth HSReplace existing synthetic turf carpet at upper softball field and existing field lighting
Ingraham HSReplace existing synthetic turf carpets at the auxiliary field & stadium, tennis court paving, seating & fencing
Lincoln HSDevelop new athletic field with synthetic turf & track (site TBD; separate acqusition funding)
Memorial StadiumReplace existing synthetic turf carpet
Miller, Hiawatha & Jefferson PlayfieldsCost share for replacement of synthetic turf carpets at Miller, Hiawatha & Jefferson Playfields (significant school use facilities)
Rainier Beach HSReplace existing synthetic turf carpet & bleachers, track re-surfacing, relocate and conversion of practice field to synthetic turf & new field lighting, and conversion of baseball & softball outfields to synthetic turf; upgrade existing field lighting to LED
West Seattle HSInstall new batting cage at Hiawatha Playfield
BleachersReplace and repair existing gym bleachers
Athletic equipmentReplace athletic equipment; gym room dividers

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