On February 13, 2018, each and every one of our 20,000+ students need your continued support! Vote YES on the three levies which will allow the Bellevue School District to continue our high-quality public education. It is up to our voters to renew the levies that fund the expanded education our community demands and our students deserve. Without the 3 levies there will be cuts programs, services and staff.
VOTE YES! Education and Operations Levy
This levy funds programs our students and community expect every day including: 7th period classes and after-school assistance/tutorial for all middle and high school students; band, orchestra, music and art for all elementary students; world languages offered at every middle school; special education and gifted programs; and staff supporting students in every building including nurses, specialists, security personnel. This levy will be collected over 4 years, beginning in 2019.
VOTE YES! Capital and Technology Levy
This levy funds large scale capital improvements such as new carpet for older building, heating/ventilation upgrades, multi-season fields for student and community use, etc. It also funds all technology for the district including laptops for middle and high school students, an integrated digital curriculum and collaborative STEM learning for every student, shared laptops in all elementary schools, and technology support staff. This levy will be collected over 4 years, beginning in 2019.
VOTE YES! School Bus Levy
This levy allows the district to buy additional buses. The district needs to replace the oldest buses and buy additional ones to support student growth. The last bus levy was in 1998. This levy will only be collected in 2019.
“It’s simple: great schools = great communities. And great communities support great schools. We urge every citizen to say ‘YES’ three times on February 13 to ensure our great schools and great community continue to thrive.”Lynn M. JunielBellevue Schools Foundation
“The Bellevue School District is one of the finest school districts in the country. Seattle King County REALTORS are extremely proud to endorse their needs for additional levy funding. Healthy public schools create healthy communities which creates healthy real estate.”Michael OrbinoManaging Broker, Avenue Properties and Seattle King County REALTORS Association
“My children have attended Bellevue public schools for 17 years. Continued community support of education levies are the best kind of win-win: the schools attract families contributing to strong real estate and the local economy; and, our students receive a high-quality education that includes music, technology, athletics and so much more.”Archana VermaBellevue Parent
“The Bellevue community's support for Bellevue Schools has allowed staff to always reach for the highest standards for students. Together, we can help ensure the resources are available to maintain the exemplary programs developed over the years. Vote YES for Bellevue Schools, vote YES for Bellevue students.”Michelle MillerSammamish UniServ Council President