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.
More info here: https://www.seattleschools.org/about/levy/2022-capital-levy/
Specific to playfields, BTA V includes the following projects in this funding package:
|SPS Facility||Project Type/Description|
|Maple ES||New grass playfield, asphalt exercise path, amphitheater, and learning garden|
|Ballard HS||Apply acrylic coating on tennis courts|
|Denny/Sealth HS||Replace existing synthetic turf carpet at upper softball field and existing field lighting|
|Ingraham HS||Replace existing synthetic turf carpets at the auxiliary field & stadium, tennis court paving, seating & fencing|
|Lincoln HS||Develop new athletic field with synthetic turf & track (site TBD; separate acqusition funding)|
|Memorial Stadium||Replace existing synthetic turf carpet|
|Miller, Hiawatha & Jefferson Playfields||Cost share for replacement of synthetic turf carpets at Miller, Hiawatha & Jefferson Playfields (significant school use facilities)|
|Rainier Beach HS||Replace 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 HS||Install new batting cage at Hiawatha Playfield|
|Bleachers||Replace and repair existing gym bleachers|
|Athletic equipment||Replace athletic equipment; gym room dividers|