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Edmonds School District

2021 Capital Levy

Capital Levy thank you!


“I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone in our community who voted on the 2021 Capital Levy. It is exciting to see that the majority of voters are supporting the critical capital needs we have here in the Edmonds School District and that our community understands that building safe and accessible learning environments is a long term investment in our kids and their future.”
Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas.





2021 Levy - ballots due April 27


The Edmonds School District is holding an election Tuesday, April 27, 2021, with a Capital Levy on the ballot. The School Board unanimously moved to place this measure before voters during a business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.


Why does the district need a capital levy?




Make necessary improvements  Safety, security & accessibility   Capacity challenges   Replace Aging schools



2021 Capital Levy - explained by students...

District Facility Needs

Explained by Capital Projects Director, Ed Peters

Capital Levy Community Forum - March 30, 2021

Oak Heights Elementary- the need for a new school

Explained by Oak Heights Elementary Principal, Jessica Asp

The need to rebuild Spruce Elementary

Explained by Spruce Elementary Principal, Emily Moore

Make necessary improvement to preserve buildings 

  • Roofs
  • Gutters
  • Boilers
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Exterior wall improvements
  • Fields, playfields and track improvements

Safety, security & accessibility

  • Upgrade fire alarm panels and fire sprinkler
  • Improve signage, fencing and gates
  • District-wide accessibility improvements including automatic door openers

Capacity challenges

  • Add building capacity for existing overcrowding by installing relocatable classrooms; Building covered play areas for some elementary schools

Replace old schools well past their lifespan

  • Complete Phase 2 of Spruce Elementary
  • Oak Heights Elementary

District Map of Projects







If approved, by voters on April 27, 2021, the total estimated tax rate for Edmonds School District (which includes other levies and bonds) would be approximately $3.36 per $1,000. This would maintain a steady local education tax rate over the next six years. Learn more by visiting this webpage: Financial Information - 2021 Levy.

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