Bex V Committee

If you would like to join the Bex V Committee, please contact Jen Ogle at

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In June 2023, Seattle Public Schools will rebuild Alki Elementary School, which will take 2 years.

What’s next for BEX V Construction Projects?

Thanks to Seattle voters, the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy was approved with more than 72.5 percent yes votes. This means that the projects included in the BEX V Capital Levy will begin moving ahead.

Major Projects

This levy provides funding for the replacement of Rainier Beach High School, Mercer International Middle School, Alki Elementary, Kimball Elementary, Northgate Elementary, Rogers Elementary, and Viewlands Elementary. It also funds a major addition to and modernization of Montlake Elementary that recognizes its landmarked parts while bringing it up to 21st century educational standards.


Capital Projects and Planning staff are working to finalize project schedules for each school, in consultation with the Seattle School Board. Each project schedule will include identifying timelines for design, building permits and other regulatory requirements, moving to interim sites as needed, and construction activities.

Project scheduling is developed based on a number of factors:

  • Funding for the BEX V capital levy will be collected over a period of six years. Projects will need to be sequenced over the six-year period and cannot be all constructed at one time.
  • Many projects depend on the ability to move students at existing schools to interim sites. We will be using Schmitz Park as the interim site for projects in West Seattle.
  • It is important to allow adequate time for the planning and design process. Larger schools are anticipated to take longer to plan, design and secure building permits.The first step for each project will be the selection of the project architect and engineering team.

Alki Community Center

During the Alki Elementary rebuild, Alki Community Center will be closed for the duration of the construction project. The Parks Department has made no plans yet to renovate or rebuild the Alki Community Center.