Lake Washington School District will have a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. 

  • Lake Washington needs more classrooms for students to support our rapid enrollment growth.
  • Our highest priorities are creating safe schools and maintaining quality classrooms.
  • The 2019 levy maintains the current tax rate with no rate increase.

This measure authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or $20 million per year for six years. 

The levy will provide:


Critical Projects for Growth

Permanent classroom additions at:

  • Lake Washington High School (20 classrooms)
  • Rachel Carson Elementary (4 classrooms)
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary (8 classrooms)
  • Rose Hill Elementary (8 classrooms)
  • Mark Twain Elementary (4 classrooms)

Adds capacity for 1,052 students.


Core Facilities/Common Spaces

  • Additional auxiliary gymnasium and commons space at Lake Washington High School
  • Additional core facilities* at:
    • Rachel Carson Elementary
    • Benjamin Franklin Elementary
    • Rose Hill Elementary
    • Mark Twain Elementary
*pending feasibility


Critical Projects for Safety

  • Exterior security cameras at elementary schools.
  • Modifications to entrances of:
    • Eastlake High School
    • Lake Washington High School
    • Redmond High School