Seattle voters approved a $490 million capital bond, Building Excellence III, in February 2007. The bond helped pay for projects in three categories: building projects, infrastructure and technology improvements.
Building projects included the renovation or replacement of seven school facilities. This continues the district’s long-range plan for renewing aging school buildings throughout the city.
Infrastructure improvements included health and safety upgrades such as replacement or repair of plumbing to ensure drinking water quality, interior upgrades to improve indoor air quality, and replacement and renovation of athletic fields.
Technology improvements included replacement of outdated classroom computers, expansion of a website that keeps families informed of student progress; and improvements to business and academic systems.