Thanks to Seattle voters, previous BTA levies were approved in 2010, 2004 and 1998. BTA capital levies alternate with Building Excellence (BEX) capital levies on a three-year cycle. Please visit the BEX website to learn more about the BEX capital projects.


Planning is underway for the Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) capital levy that will go before voters in Feb. 2016. It will be on the ballot with the 2016 Operations Levy.

The six-year Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) capital levy replaces the BTA III capital levy approved by Seattle voters in 2010. BTA and will provide funds for upgrades and renovations of our aging school facilities on a planned and predictable timeline to help ensure a safe, secure teaching and learning environment.

September Community Meetings

Five community meetings were held at the end of Sept. to share an update on the upcoming BTA IV Capital Levy and Operations Levy. Materials shared are below.

Levies 2016 Update — Sept. 2015 Materials from community meetings

Download meeting notice

Recent Documents

BTA IV Capital Projects and Planning Report

Levies 2016 Board Work Session presentation of Feb. 25, 2015

Levies 2016 Operations Levy and Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Frequently Asked Questions

BTA III (2010-2015)

Seattle Public Schools receives capital levy funds for BTA III from 2011 through 2016. Projects may continue after the levy expires due to scheduling, but no further funds are collected.

Overview & Highlights

Projects Coming Up for Bid


Sept 2015: KING 5 News story on geothermal heating systems

Aug 2015: Adams Elementary Energy-efficient Geothermal System

Aug 2015: Video on Franklin Terra Cotta repair project

Following is a list of schools and facilities that have received improvements or upgrades in BTA III. To find out more, click on the school name.

2015 Projects

2011-2014 Projects

Previous BTA Levies

Seattle voters have generously approved Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics capital levies three times since 1998.

BTA II (2004-2012)

Approved by Seattle voters in 2004, BTA II projects began in 2005.

Overview & Projects

BTA I (1998-2004)

Approved by Seattle voters in 1998, BTA I projects began in 1998.

Overview & Projects