About the Levy

The Families and Education Levy will invest $235 million over seven years


The Families and Education Levy is ...

  • A property tax levy approved by Seattle voters in 2011, with funding awarded from school year 2012-13 through 2018-19
  • Administered by the City's Office for Education — distinct from, but in collaboration with, the Seattle School District
  • Accountable to a community Levy Oversight Committee and the Seattle City Council
  • Built on previous levies approved in 1990, 1997, and 2004

Investing in Students

The Levy provides supplemental support to Seattle public schools to increase students' success in school. We award funds on a competitive basis to schools and community-based organizations to achieve the following: