The Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy will renew the expiring Families and Education Levy (2011) and the Seattle Preschool Levy (2014) and will broaden its scope to serve early learners, K-12 vulnerable populations, and college access. This levy is separate from the Operations and Capital levies, coming up for vote in February, intended to fill the budget gap from what the state provides for education.
The proposed levy will make seven years of investment to:
- Double the number of low-income children in quality preschool;
- Increase K-12 and community investments, including critical school-based health services, increasing teacher diversity and helping students most at risk of dropping out of school;
- Expand access to college for all Seattle Public School graduates through the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program.
Advocacy opportunity: Join the Yes on Prop 1 (the FEPP Levy) campaign for a canvas this Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m. in Lake City. Bring your kids and walk the neighborhood, and leave whenever you feel done. If interested, email Eliza Rankin (liza.rankin at gmail.com) and she’ll connect you with the organizers.
The Seattle Council PTSA (SCPTSA) endorsed a “yes” vote on the levy at our general membership meeting on October 1. Download this PDF for more info.