Tag Archives: BEX Levy

When does Rainier Beach High School Get Its Turn?

by Hanna Brooks Olsen

For a district preaching equity, the division of resources is suspect

There’s an agreed-upon rule in the Seattle area, which is that when school levies come up, voters pass them without hardly a second thought. Levies aren’t a perfect way to fund critical infrastructure like schools and public safety, but it’s one of the few tools that Washington lawmakers and public servants have; without an income or capital gains tax, it’s up to the voters to continually agree to tax themselves to fund projects. Continue reading When does Rainier Beach High School Get Its Turn?

Students Demand Long-Promised Renovations for Rainier Beach High

by Marcus Harrison Green

Rainier Beach high school students have a simple message for the Seattle Public Schools Board: “Fix our school!”

On Wednesday, nearly a dozen Rainier Beach students traveled to the John Stanford Center in the SODO district to give public testimony at a third successive school board meeting. They demanded long-promised renovations for their school. Continue reading Students Demand Long-Promised Renovations for Rainier Beach High