Times: Seattle Schools will ask voters for $1.25 billion

Times: Seattle Schools will ask voters for $1.25 billion

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Times: Seattle Schools will ask voters for $1.25 billion

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by LINDA SHAW / The Seattle Times

NWCN.com

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM

With unanimous support Wednesday, the Seattle School Board officially decided to place two levies on the February ballot, which together would cost voters $1.25 billion over six years.

The bigger of the two is a $695 million levy for school construction. If passed, it would allow the district to build, remodel or expand 13 schools to ease overcrowding and update aging buildings.

The district also wants the money to improve technology, provide wireless for every school, update middle-school science labs, and improve earthquake protection at 37 buildings.

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