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City Inside/Out debates the two Seattle Public School levies
City Inside/Out: Seattle School Levies

Voters will decide on Feb. 12 whether to renew two expiring Seattle Public Schools levies. The district says the $1.4 billion Building Excellence (BEX 5) capital levy and $815 million Education Programs and Operations levy are needed to maintain the current level of service at its schools. But opponents are concerned about the burden on taxpayers, considering the recent property tax increase by the Legislature to equalize education funding statewide. 


Liv Finne, director, Center for Education, Washington Policy Center

Melissa Pailthorp, president, Schools First

JoLynn Berge, chief financial officer, Seattle Public Schools

Brier Dudley, editorial board, Seattle Times

Chris Jackins, levy opponent

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