April 2019 Capital Projects Levy

    Lake Washington School District will have a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. 

    • Lake Washington needs more classrooms for students to support our rapid enrollment growth.
    • Our highest priorities are creating safe schools and maintaining quality classrooms.
    • The 2019 levy maintains the current tax rate with no rate increase.

    This measure authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or $20 million per year for six years. 

    The levy will provide:

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    Critical Projects for Growth

    Permanent classroom additions at:

    • Lake Washington High School (20 classrooms)
    • Rachel Carson Elementary (4 classrooms)
    • Benjamin Franklin Elementary (8 classrooms)
    • Rose Hill Elementary (8 classrooms)
    • Mark Twain Elementary (4 classrooms)

    Adds capacity for 1,052 students.

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    Core Facilities/Common Spaces

    • Additional auxiliary gymnasium and commons space at Lake Washington High School
    • Additional core facilities* at:
      • Rachel Carson Elementary
      • Benjamin Franklin Elementary
      • Rose Hill Elementary
      • Mark Twain Elementary
    *pending feasibility

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    Critical Projects for Safety

    • Exterior security cameras at elementary schools.
    • Modifications to entrances of:
      • Eastlake High School
      • Lake Washington High School
      • Redmond High School

    Maintains 2019 LWSD tax rate for construction with no tax rate increase.

    Informational Presentation: 12:11


    Levy Overview: 1:39


    Critical Safety Projects 1:10


    Critical Capacity Needs 1:34



    Superintendent Announcement: 1:57