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School Levy Information: Input needed and Encouraged!

Planning for the 2019 Levies Election

In February 2019, Seattle voters will be asked to renew two  levies to fund Seattle Public Schools — a Capital Levy and an Operations Levy.

Planning is currently underway for the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. The six-year levy would replace the expiring Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy approved by voters in 2013. BEX V would fund capital improvements including projects to modernize or replace aging buildings with modern, operationally efficient educational facilities. BEX V would also fund technology for student learning, district systems, and infrastructure and security.

The district is also planning for the three-year Operations Levy, which would replace the current Operations Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2016. This levy helps fund day-to-day operations and pays for critical programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.

We want your input

Community meetings

In April, five regional community meetings will be held to share the planning process and possible projects. District staff members will share information, listen to and collect feedback, and answer questions.

For language interpretation services, please send an email to publicaffairs@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0070 five days in advance. 

For ASL interpretation, please email publicaffairs@seattleschools.orgfive days in advance of the meeting.

All meetings will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m.

 April Community Meetings Presentation

Direct contact

You may also email your questions and comments.

West Seattle Blog coverage can be found here

Timeline

Sept. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

Dec. 2017: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

March 28, 2018: School Board Work Session on BEX V Capital Levy planning

April 2-26, 2018: Community meetings in five regions

June 2018: Home language outreach focus groups

May-August 2018: Review feedback, evaluate and refine priorities, analyze latest data

Sept. 2018: Community meetings in five regions to present levies scope

Oct. 2018: Levies Board Work Session & School Board Operations Committee report

Oct./Nov. 2018: Board Introduction: Staff recommendations for both levies presented

Oct/Nov. 2018: Levies 2019 Public Hearing

Oct./Nov. 2018: School Board Action/vote to adopt the levies and place them on the ballot for the February 2019 Special Election

Jan. 2019: Ballots mailed to voters

Feb. 12, 2019: Deadline to return ballots

 

Nominations for Golden Acorn Award Due 4/24

Click here to nominate someone!

What is a Golden Acorn Award? A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.”

The Lafayette PTA is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing a Golden Acorn recipient(s) from our school again this year.  A Golden Acorn is a very special award given by our PTA to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service and shown dedication to our children and youth.  Candidates are required to be PTA members, demonstrate service to all students, and their volunteer service generally extends into the community in addition to their service through PTA and the school environment.  Each individual chosen to receive this award will receive a hand-painted gold pin in the shape of an acorn; a special certificate and a $70 contribution will be made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation.  These funds provide scholarships for post-secondary students.  We would like you to participate in the selection of our award recipients(s) through your recommendations.  Nominations will be accepted from now through April 24, 2018 by completing the form below.  Our Golden Acorn Award committee will make the final selection.

We are looking for parents that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Lafayette community, who enrich our school and who leave a strong legacy for others to follow. This award is about appreciation of their dedication and the positive impact that they have made.

Thank you!

Lafayette PTA

Fill out the online form below or download the Golden Acorn Nomination form and return to the front office.

Hoedown Auction Items– Are you ready to Bid? March 31st 5pm the doors open….

Why should you go? It’s for the kids! 

This is the 2nd big and amazing fundraiser for the school year which goes directly to supporting our students, teachers, and community.  The auction provides essential services for our students. These funds provide resources which include but are not limited to; Curriculum Materials,  Enrichment Opportunities,  Community Events (Skate night!), Tutoring, Counseling Resources, Room/Teacher Supplies and Technology.  This event along with Walk-a-Thon support the real funding gaps in our school.  On a lighter note, this is a FUN event and provides a way to foster our community spirit.  If you decide to stay home you cannot bid on the some of the amazing things available such as…..

  • Autographed Pearl Jam Concert Poster from Austin 2014
  • Weekend at a Cabin at Stevens Pass
  • Cruise at Elliot Bay for 4
  • Dinner for 4 at the Butchers Table
  • Escape to Willows Lodge in Woodinville
  • Teacher Experiences! Hike with Ms. Whipple, make sushi with Ms. Takahashi and many more
  • Sounders Tickets for April 22nd
  • Opportunity to record and oral history with KNKX
  • Private Shopping tour at Coastal on Alki
  • Private wine class for 20 people
  • West Seattle Bowling Party hosted by the Staff 

and much more because this procurement team will not stop getting cool stuff for you to bid on!!!!!  You got to be in to win it!

Do you have Auction Items to donate?

Many thanks for the awesome items that have already come in (see above). Your generosity is seriously appreciated. For those of you still looking for a way to contribute, we are in need of sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, Wine & Whiskey bottles...you can drop of either at school front desk with Kathy or at Karin’s house (goodvibesbyk@gmail.com).

Volunteers are needed to make the evening a success! Check out the opportunities on our Signup genius page.

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