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    BTA III

    Capital Levy is part of Seattle Public Schools' long-range plan to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities on a planned and predictable timetable.  The upcoming capital levy is the Buildings, Technology, and Academics levy (BTA III) that will be presented to Seattle voters on February 9, 2010. For more details on the levy, check out the BTA III brochure and proposed project description, budget and schedule.

    Below are the document and materials for BTA III levy planning and timeline:
    Project Goal
    The purpose of this project is to provide the voters of the Seattle Public Schools the opportunity to approve a new six-year Buildings, Technology, and Academics levy (BTA III) in 2010 thus renewing the BTA II levy which expires in 2010.
    The scope of work will outline a four-phased project.  Phase 1 will be the hiring and management of a consultant contract to evaluate building conditions and develop cost estimates for the BTA III levy.  Phase 2 will be to gather stakeholder input on the identification of future BTA III projects.  Phase 3a will be environmental review, if necessary.  Phase 3b will develop a draft project list along with levy amounts for review and approval by the Seattle School Board.  Phase 4 will be the levy document materials preparation and filing of said documents with King County Elections.
    Community Engagement
    Seattle Public Schools held four community meetings in October 2008 and three in May 2009.   Available here is a PowerPoint presentation for the four October community meetings along with community project nominations.
    Update and Next Steps
    The District completed work on Phase I of Capacity Management and the Building Closure process.  In addition, the District has completed the Building Condition Survey, Educational Adequacy, and Seismic Evaluation of our buildings.  Based on this information and public input on needs, District staff will be briefing the School Board at a work session on May 13, 2009.  Available here are the PowerPoint presentation to bring you up-to-date on proposed BTA III projects along with a tentative timeline and communication plan.
    Economic Study on BTA III Levy
    Here are the scenarios for District Taxable Assessed Values, 2009 through 2016.
    Planning for BTA III Levy
    The Board Operations Committee discussed goals and guidelines for BTA III levy planning at its regular monthly meeting on May 21, 2009.  Here are the materials distributed at the meeting:

    Here is the presentation made at the May community meetings

    The School Board Operations Committee of the Whole held a meeting regarding BTA III levy planning on June 18, 2009.  Here are the presentation and handouts for the meeting.

    Levy Planning Guidelines
    The School Board adopted guidelines for BTA III levy planning on July 1, 2009.  Board action report and guidelines.
     
    The School Board Operations Committee held a meeting regarding BTA III levy planning on August 20, 2009.  Here are the presentations for the meeting:
    Levies February 2010 Supporting Seattle's Children
    Backlog of Maintenance and Repair
    The School Board held a work session on September 2, 2009.  Here is the presentation for the work session:

    September Community Meetings and October Board Work Session
    Three community meetings were held in September 2009.  The purpose of the meetings was to inform the public, present levy information and answer questions.  For details of the meetings
    Presentation and handouts for the three meetings are available by clicking following links:
    Levies February 9, 2010 Supporting Seattle's Children
    Seattle Public Schools Levies 2010 Summary
    BTA III Summary $240 Million Dollar Capital Levy Proposal
    BTA III Summary $270 Million Dollar Capital Levy Proposal
    Completed BEX and Major BTA Projects 1997-2009
     
    The School Board held a work session on October 7, 2009.  Following are the materials presented at the work session:
    Levies February 9, 2010 Supporting Seattle's Children
    BTA III Summary $253 Million Dollar Capital Levy Proposal
    BTA III Summary Additional Projects with an increased levy amount of $282 Million Dollar
    Completed BEX and Major BTA Projects 1997-2009  

    The School Board held a work session on October 14, 2009.  It was a continuation of the October 7 work session.  Following are the materials presented at the work session:
    Levies February 9, 2010 Supporting Seattle's Children
    BTA III Summary $253 Million Dollar Capital Levy Proposal
    BTA III Summary Additional Projects with an increased levy amount of $282 Million Dollar 
     
    November Board Introduction of BTA III Levy
    The BTA III levy proposal was introduced to the School Board on November 3, 2009.  A Board Action Report and a proposed project list are available here:
    Resolution 2009/10-4 BTA III Capital Levy Program Proposal 2010-2016
    Resolution 2009/10-4
    BTA III Proposed Project Description, Budget and Schedule
     
    Public Hearing and Board Vote
    A public hearing regarding BTA III levy was held on November 12, at 6:00 p.m. in John Stanford Center Auditorium.  The board approved the levy proposal on November 18, 2009.   Below are the detailed Board report and project list:
    Resolution 2009/10-4 BTA III Capital Levy Program Proposal 2010-2016
    Resolution 2009/10-4
    BTA III Proposed Project Description, Budget and Schedule
     
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