Why Vote YES?

These levies will not increase your taxes!

Each of the 295 school districts in our state depend on levies to deliver an education program tailored to the needs and expectations of their community. In Bellevue, our voters have passed every school levy for more than 2 decades. This consistency of funding has produced the #1 School District in the state of Washington and schools that are highly sought-after by families.

These levies are replacing current levies.

The Bellevue School District will be collecting a similar levy amount as in years past. We expect the dollars collected from each household to go down, as commercial and residential growth means the tax amount is spread across more homes and businesses. The School Board votes on the levy amounts on December 5th. We will have the official amounts at that time.

These levies will benefit over 20,000 Bellevue students.

Every single student benefits from the high quality education provided by the Bellevue School District. Many of the programs offered in Bellevue are not funded by the State of Washington.

In Bellevue, we believe our students deserve the best education we can provide including – 7th period classes for middle and high school students; technology integrated into every classroom supporting STEM learning every day; band, orchestra, music and art offered at every elementary school; world languages offered in every middle school; nurses, counselors and technology support staff in every building; special education and gifted learning programs – and the list goes on.

How are levy dollars spent?

7-period school days and Tutorial for Middle and High School 
Laptops for every Middle and High School student
Foreign language in middle school 
Band, orchestra, music and art in elementary
Special education and gifted programs
Additional buses to move students to/from school in a safe and timely fashion