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.


The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. It supports the district's long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth. Seattle Public Schools will receive these levy funds from 2017 through 2022. Projects may continue after the levy expires due to scheduling, but no additional funds are collected.

Overview & Highlights


Projects Coming Up for Bid

Capacity Projects

These multi-year projects will add additional student capacity:

E.C. Hughes Elementary

Magnolia Elementary

Webster Elementary

Ingraham High School Addition

Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for BTA IV

Small Renovations, Major Maintenance, and Improvement Projects

These projects are typically done over the summer break to reduce disruptions to teaching and learning. Projects will be added each year as they are scheduled.

Previous BTA Levies

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

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 & Projects

Projects Coming Up for Bid


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