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Proposition No. 2 
Replacement for Technology and Capital Projects Levy 

The Board of Directors of Bellevue School District passed Resolution No. 2021-29 concerning this proposition for capital levies. This proposition authorizes the District to modernize facilities by acquiring, developing and implementing computer technology systems, facilities and projects for operations and instruction and other capital and administrative expenditures, and authorizes excess levies for such purposes on all taxable property within the District: 

Collection Year

Estimated Levy


Assessed Value

Levy Amount
2023 $0.58  $54,000,000 
2024 $0.56  $56,000,000 
2025 $0.55 $58,000,000 
2026 $0.54  $60,000,000   

all as provided in the Resolution. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 2 would replace an expiring levy and allow a levy of $54,000,000 in property taxes within Bellevue School District for collection in 2023, a levy of $56,000,000 for collection in 2024, a levy of $58,000,000 for collection in 2025, and $60,000,000 for collection in 2026.  In accordance with Resolution No. 2021-29 approving this proposition, these taxes will be deposited in the Bellevue School District’s Capital Fund.  These additional funds pay for technology for all students and classrooms; integrated digital curriculum; collaborative STEM learning for every student; technology training for teachers to support classroom learning; multi-season field improvements; and, large scale capital improvements.  These taxes would be collected over the 2022-2023 through 2026-2027 school years, inclusive, for such improvements to meet the current and future educational program needs for students.  If authorized by voters, and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.58 (2023 collection), $0.56 (2024 collection), $0.55 (2025 collection), and $0.54 (2026 collection).  The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.


Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners.  To determine if you qualify call the King County Assessor at (206)296-7300.

Local funding is critical to maintaining and updating student technology and school facilities not funded by the State of Washington. The Capital and Technology (C&T) Levy provides everything from student laptops and tablets to money for ventilation systems and roof repairs.  This levy also funds athletic field and performing art centers’ upkeep and improvements.


Your “Yes” vote supports an exceptional education. This levy gives students access to the tools they need to successfully pursue a multitude of careers.  The C&T Levy funds one-to-one student computers as well as classroom technology and equipment, and instructional training that empowers Bellevue students for the future. 


Your “Yes” vote maintains our investment in safe, modern school facilities. The C&T Levy provides funding for school, field, and performing art center improvements like carpeting, roofing, ventilation systems, and lighting. This Levy prepares our kids for a bright future by maintaining existing safe, functional classrooms, and securing the community’s investment in our school buildings and fields.


This keeps our tax rate the same. Your “Yes” vote means no tax increase and renews our commitment to our schools. Please vote Yes for our Bellevue students by renewing this C&T Levy!

Submitted by: Charles Dyer, Chris Marks, Janice Zahn,


These cap levy items should come out of the General Fund. If salaries were not so bloated this would be possible.  

These levies should be rejected. There should be no tax measures whatsoever on the ballot in February. February is the lowest voter turnout election of the year. Understandably. Most citizens are just learning that there are levies to vote on - again. We just had the holidays. Citizens have voting fatigue. And, importantly, citizens won't even receive their property tax bills for the year until a month later in March. How convenient.  

In the interest of high voter participation, these important, large tax measures (which affect all property owners and renters in their rents) should be only on the November Election. It is irresponsible for the district to propose property tax measures a month before voters see their property tax bills.  

The state will never be able to fulfill its constitutional obligation of fully-funding schools so long as local districts are allowed to spend more than the ample provision the state provides. Until that changes, citizens need to reject these local levies like the ones before you today. More details at 

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

Bellevue School District voters have historically voted for these levy renewals in February. The opposition statement does not even mention the substance of this Technology and Capital Levy. Your “Yes” vote helps sustain essential funding that ensures our students have access to basic technology and our investment in our facilities and fields is maintained and updated. Vote Yes!

Submitted by: Charles Dyer, Chris Marks, Janice Zahn,

In 2019-2020, per pupil expenditures (including capital outlays and interest on debt) for the district were already at $24,208. That's above tuition and books at many universities let alone most private K-12 schools.

In 2018, because of the McCleary Decision, state legislators pumped billions more dollars into our public schools, largely from increased property taxes. There is no amount of money monopoly school districts will be satisfied with. Citizens are crying uncle. Enough!

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

Simple majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, sec. 2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact: Melissa C. Devita, Deputy Superintendent Finance and Operations, (425) 456-4025,

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