BEX Program Overview

BEX Overview

The Building Excellence capital program enables Seattle Public Schools to continue the construction of new school buildings and new additions and major renovations to existing buildings, ensuring every student a safe and productive learning environment.

Planning is currently underway for Building Excellence IV (BEX IV). This six-year levy will replace the expiring BEX III bond, and taxes would be collected over a six-year period starting in 2014 and ending in 2020.

Potential projects are selected using four important criteria:

  • Health, safety and security
  • Capacity
  • Building condition
  • Minimize disruption to students; maximize flexibility for program placement

The School Board will vote in October 2012 on a final list of construction projects to include in the levy package. The approved BEX IV levy package will be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2013.