• The Building for a Lifetime of Learning Capital Levy to Construct and Renovate School Facilities will provide funding to build a new, a much-needed elementary school to accommodate the growth at all elementary schools throughout the district. The new elementary school will be built on property currently owned by the district at the site of Sartori Education Center, 315 Garden Ave, North, Renton. The capital levy measure will also finance improvements and renovations to many existing schools throughout the district such as roof, floors and boiler replacements; improvements in windows and classroom climate controls; playground and parking lot repairs, and much more. See a list of scheduled school improvement projects here. This measure will cost taxpayers the same amount of tax per/$1,000 of assessed property value as they will pay in 2016.

    The capital facilities levy will also include the district's comprehensive Technology Plan to continue to provide funding to implement the district’s long-term technology plan. This plan is designed to maintain and update technology tools and software used by students, teachers and support staff in every classroom and school. The technology supported by this measure supports and strengthens student achievement, and works to operate a large technology-dependent system efficiently. This is not a new tax. It replaces a measure that expires in 2016.

    Senior citizens (age 61+), disabled individuals, and some veterans, may be eligible for a residential property tax exemption. To find out more, visit the King County Assessor’s Office web site, or call 206-296-3920.

Year Replacement Educational Programs/M&O Rate Capital Facilities Rate/Old bond debt Total Tax Rate
2016 $2.35 $0.43/$2.57 $5.35
2017 $2.30 $1.31/$1.34 $4.96
2018 $2.73 (est) $1.34/$1.38 (est) $5.45 (est)
2019 $2.85 (est) $1.25/$1.35 (est) $5.45 (est)
2020 $2.96 (est) $1.18/$1.31 (est) $5.45 (est)