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1 February 2010 – Seattle Public School Levies October 20, 2009

2 State Education Funding Crises State Biennial budgets for K-12 are a moving target: Budget: Plus $1.2 Billion for K Budget: Minus $1.4 Billion for K-12 Cuts for K-12 included: Compensation – no COLA, delayed pensions I-728 – Student Achievement/Small Classroom size Professional Development WASL Efficiencies and more 2

3 WA Per-Student Funding Compared to US Average - WA now 45th Current Ranking (Jan. 2009) by Ed Week Per pupil, adjusted for regional cost differences: WA RANKS #45 3

4 Seattle School Annual Revenue Sources 4

5 Seattle – Mission Critical Protect the schools budget from further cuts in this downturn economy PASS THE LEVIES -- #1 Priority Operations Levy accounts for 24% of SPS budget Building, Technology & Academics (BTA) is 100% of the capital improvement budget GET OUT THE VOTE – only 30% of parents vote 5 The children of Seattle need a safe, nurturing and positive classroom experience and building environment – levies provide this. Levies are not new taxes but renewals.

6 Seattle – Mission Critical Reject tax lids and restraints that affect Basic Ed -- Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 Reduces State General Fund revenues by an estimated $5.9 billion by Cuts to education, social, health and environmental services 41% of the General Fund goes to K that’s $2.4 billion – on top of the $1.4 billion that was just slashed Source: State of Washington Office of Financial Management Vote “NO” endorsed by: Washington State PTA, Seattle Council PTA, Schools First Board, League of Education Voters, AARP, League of Women Voters, Seattle School Board Directors and 210+ other organizations. More info: No campaign: Yes campaign: 6

7 School Funding Election Cycle Operating Levy XXXX X Capital Levy – Building Excellence (BEX) XXX Capital Levy – Buildings, Tech. & Academics (BTA) X X X 7

8 Proposed Year Operations Levy 2011$140.3 M 2012$147.4 M 2013$160.4 M Total $448.1 Million 8

9 Renewal of Operating Levy: 24% of total SPS budget Teachers, which also include: 6 th period in middle and high school, and foreign language not state funded Textbooks and classroom supplies Student activities: Sports, music, drama Counselors, librarians Bilingual and special education services Transportation, Utilities, Custodial support Technology & Security support 9

10 Proposed Year Capital Levy (BTA III) Potential levy levels: $270 Million Pays for hundreds of building, technology and academic projects all across the district and to implement the new assignment plan. Pays for 100% of capital improvements. 10

11 BTA III – School Board Guidance and Principles Align projects with the future Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy and the Facilities Master Plan, Use the Facilities Condition Index (MENG report), Align with the New Student Assignment Plan, Capacity Management and School Consolidation, Make progress in managing the maintenance backlog of repairs, Create a category of energy efficient, sustainable projects Use an inclusive process which included early school surveys and prioritized rankings utilizing cross departmental teams Projects that can be completed within the 6 year life of the levy. 11

12 12 Summary: $270 million BTA Levy Buildings 42% $ 113 million Technology 13% $ 34.9 million Academics 35% $ 94.1 million Construction Inflation*10% $ 27.2 million Total: $ million 12 * Calculated at 4% per year for 6 years

13 13 BTA III – Building Component 42%* of Total BTA III Levy: $113,031,765 Major Preventative Maintenance Waterline Replacement (13)** Replace Roofs/Seismic Diaphragm (17) Communication/Security Systems (3) Exterior Wall Repair (3) Fire Suppression – Sprinklers (11 ) Electrical Services (4) * Based on $252 million BTA Levy, **Number of projects/schools m= Millions $ 18m $ 4m $ 116.4m $ 236,000 $ 84,000 $ 10.7m $849,000

14 14 BTA III – Building Component (cont.) 42%* of Total BTA III Levy:$113,031,765 Exterior Window Repair (1)** Seismic/Unreinforced Masonry (7) Heat Ventilation Cooling Systems (8) Energy Efficiency & Green Projects (6) Capital Program Costs (BEX IV Planning) Nutritional Services Equip Maintenance Grounds & Custodial Equipment * Based on $270 million BTA Levy, **Number of projects/schools m= Millions $ 219,000 $ 17.9 m $ 13.8m $ 21.6m $ 5.2m $2m

15 15 Opening Buildings Proposed BuildingTiming Sand Point2010 Old Hay (students at Lincoln in )2011 Viewlands2011 Rainier View2011 McDonald (students at Lincoln in )2012

16 16 BTA III — Technology Component 13%* of Total BTA III Levy: $34,885,000 Students and Teachers Student information systems; instructional technology; library services; data warehouse; STEM computer hardware and technology Schools and Systems Web upgrades to improve communication with all constituents; electronic records management; support business services; IT Disaster Recovery Technology Infrastructure for Schools and District Replace aging PCs, projectors; sound systems and infrastructure; increase network bandwidth *Based on $270 million BTA Levy $ 10,865,500 $ 8,800,000 $ 15,220,000

17 BTA III – Academics Component 35%* of the Total BTA III Levy: $94,110,630 STEM at Cleveland Science, Technology, Engineering and Math school: capital work to support implementation Meany building upgrade To support changes in use Capacity Planning & Management Open buildings to support enrollment growth in specific geographic areas Athletics: Fields, Turf, Lighting Routine replacements and increased lighting efficiencies at 12 sites Skills Center Future Program Moves & Portables *Based on $270 million BTA levy $ 1.6m $ 5m $48.1m $19.2m $2m $2.4m 17

18 BTA III – Academics Component (cont.) 35%* of the Total BTA III Levy: $94,110,630 MAP Assessment Measures of Academic Progress: Computer labs, test licenses Special Education Building modifications to support changes in service delivery at all levels Core 24 Grad Requirements Add science/computer labs at all high schools Early Learning Classrooms Modifications to support preschool at four Title I Schools *Based on $270 million BTA levy $ 4.3m $ 4.8m $ 3.5m $ 3.2m 18

19 SubjectWA State Min for 4 year College Meaningful HS Diploma CORE 24 English344 Math23*3 Science23 (2 lab) Social Studies2.533 World Lang022 Arts112 Health/Fitness22 OC ED13 Electives5.52 Total1924 Current and Proposed State Graduation Requirements Seattle requires 20 credits for graduation 19

20 2009 Total Levy Rates 20

21 February Levies Schedule Community meetings Sept. 22, 24, 28 Board Work sessionOctober 7, 2009 Levy resolutions - introductionNovember 4, 2009 Public hearingNovember 12, 2009 Levy resolutions – reviewNovember 18, 2009 Levy resolutions – adoptionDecember 2, 2009 Last day or mail & online voter registrationJanuary 11, 2010 Ballots mailedJanuary 22, 2010 Last day for in-person registrationFebruary 1, 2010 Levy electionFebruary 9,

22 February Levies Next Steps For more information go to: Have every PTA donate to the campaign $500 - $5000 or what your PTA can afford Minimum of 2% of your annual fundraising Every school needs “Levy Captain” Dec. to Feb 9 -- short commitment Distribute signs, recruit for phone banks, distribute information Only 30% of parents vote – we need to reach more VOTERS Contact your PTA Legislative Chair or SCPTA or Levy electionFebruary 9,

23 APPENDIX

24 General Fund Revenue Sources Misc. includes: Cigarette, estate, public utility taxes, etc., plus Timber and Lottery Revenues. 24

25 SCPTSA Resolution for a NO on Initiative 1033 A RESOLUTION of the Seattle Council PTSA General Membership, PTSA 6.15, Seattle, Washington against Initiative WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 would establish new limits on the growth in Washington State general fund revenues, of which approximately 42 percent currently supports K-12 education; and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 will reduce state revenue by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015 (as estimated by the Office of Financial Management), and thereby further erode K-12 funding by an estimated $2.4 billion in the State of Washington; and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 is on the ballot in a year when the Washington Legislature reduced funding for K-12 public schools by $1.5 billion, cuts that have negatively impacted our local schools, staff and students; and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 will lock in the current budget cuts for years and likely force further cuts to public services resulting in additional job losses, more hard times for Washington families and a longer delay before our economy recovers; and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 will likely prevent the State from making progress towards revamping the State’s K-12 education finance system by revising the way the State defines and pays for basic education; and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 would clearly hurt the State’s efforts to promote student learning, achievement and school accountability, and WHEREAS, Initiative 1033 will undoubtedly have a devastating impact on K-12 education in our local community and in the State of Washington. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Seattle Council General Membership PTSA l shall join with the Washington State PTA, Washington Education Association, Seattle Council PTSA Board, Shoreline PTA General Membership, and others, in opposing the passage of Initiative 1033 and endorse a “No-Vote on I-1033”. 25

26 Promise of HB 2261 “Redefines basic education as the opportunity for students to graduate with a meaningful high school diploma. Prepared for college and/or a family-wage job”. Passed into law May 2009, to take effect by 2018 Create a “prototypical school” funding model Core 24 – This aligns high school requirements with college and employer requirements. Increased instructional hours -- Six periods in middle and high school. Roll-out, all-day Kindergarten and reduced class size K-3 Enhanced allocations for low income, bilingual and highly capable. Implementation by specific Council, Boards and Groups Quality Educational Council (QEC), Funding Formulas Working Group (Directed by OFM with OSPI), State Board of Education (SBE), Professional Education Standards Board (PESB), OSPI to establish a K-12 Data Governance Group 26

27 27 Estimated Annual School Property Taxes Based on Various Assessed Home Values Assumption: Operating - $448.1 M ; BTA III - $270.0 M, rev Estimated Total Property Taxes Assessed Home Value - 12/31/ $ 200,000 $ 411 $ 409 $ 420 $ 300,000 $ 616 $ 614 $ 630 $ 400,000 $ 822 $ 818 $ 840 $ 500,000 $ 1,027 $ 1,023 $ 1,050 $ 600,000 $ 1,233 $ 1,227 $ 1,260

28 28 Estimated Levy Amount per $1,000 Assessed Value – Based on $252m OLD info Assumptions: Operating - $448.1 M ; BTA III - $253.0 M 2010 assessed value based on King County Assessment Office while assessed values use growth rates projected by Community Attributes

29 29 Capacity Management – Opening Buildings Information Building Name Project Total by Building Year Closed Proposed Functional Capacity 2015 Total Number of Teaching Stations Sand Point$7,046, w/ptbls W/ptbls. 17 Viewlands$11,098, Old Hay$7,513,000n/a35017 McDonald$14,980, Rainier View$7,435,

30 30 Building Age 2008: Average age of buildings District wide is 43 years old Over ½ of the District’s buildings were constructed earlier than 1960 Average age of elementary, K-8 and middle school existing buildings differ by cluster with north and northeast buildings significantly older than the average


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