School levies pass easily, sets stage for changes at Nova, Meany, World School

Seattle voters approved more than $1.25 billion in new school levies in early results from Tuesday’s special election.

The approval continues “a decadelong record of ballot box success” for school levies in the city, the Seattle Times reported.

Included in projects that will be funded by the new levies is a $14.5m line item to modernize and re-purpose the Meany school campus in the Miller Park neighborhood of Capitol Hill. Here’s information on how to get involved in the planning for that project.

The levy will also help rehab the Horace Mann building at 24th and Cherry to make way for the return of Nova in 2014. The World School, currently housed in the Meany building with Nova, will also get a new home in 2016, likely the TT Minor campus at 18th and Union.

Hamlin Robinson, currently operating in the TT Minor building, is on a search for a new permanent campus by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

The levy will also fund an addition to the McGilvra Elementary’s lunch room (insert childhood obesity joke here), roof repairs for Franklin High School, and seismic upgrades at Franklin, Leschi Elementary and Washington Middle School.

Full voting results will be available via the King County Elections site.


Here’s an FAQ on BEX IV from the fall:

BEX_IV_FAQ _110812 by tfooq

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