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Annual Call for FEPP Levy Oversight Committee Volunteers

Members of the FEPP Levy Oversight Committee discuss data findings at the April 2023 retreat. 

2024 Member Applications Now Open 

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The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is accepting applications for one new member to join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy Oversight Committee (LOC). The LOC monitors the levy’s progress toward achieving educational equity and advises DEEL leaders how to best support Seattle children, youth, and families through levy investments. The deadline to apply is Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 4:00pm.   

About the FEPP Levy Oversight Committee  

The FEPP levy is a seven-year, $619 million-dollar education investment approved by Seattle voters in November 2018. Under the FEPP levy, DEEL partners with families and community to close opportunity gaps and build better futures for Seattle students by investing in  

  • High-quality early learning services that prepare children for success in kindergarten;  
  • Physical and mental health services that support learning;  
  • College and job readiness experiences that promote high school graduation; and   
  • Postsecondary opportunities that promote the attainment of a certificate, credential, or degree.  

The 17-member LOC reviews FEPP investments for progress toward outcomes and recommends uses for annual unspent funds. LOC members are also advocates for the various communities and areas of expertise they represent. Members may be invited to serve on community-led review panels for FEPP investments and to meet and learn from investment partners. during site visits.   

Learn more about the Levy Oversight Committee here.  

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DEEL staff share data findings with committee members at the 2023 retreat. 

About the Commitment   

Upon appointment by Seattle City Council, for this term, LOC members will serve through the term of the FEPP Levy and can expect to spend five-to-10 hours per month on FEPP-related matters. DEEL seeks applicants connected to communities disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities in education, including people of color, immigrant, refugee, queer & transgender people, English language learners, and people experiencing homelessness. Youth, young adults, and family members of students served by FEPP Levy investments are encouraged to apply.  

Interested applicants should have the following  

  • An interest in working with local government officials to improve educational outcomes  
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity through prior volunteer experience  
  • Lived or professional experience related to FEPP Levy investments in preschool, health, K-12 academic achievement, cultural responsiveness, and postsecondary completion  
  • Desire and ability to dedicate ten hours per month  
  • An updated resume  

How to Apply  

To be considered to serve, submit an application through the City’s Boards and Commissions website by February 20, 2024 at 4:00pm. From the “Apply to a Board or Commission” bar, click “submit your application” to access the application. 

Images shows a screenshot that instructs the viewer to go to “Apply to a Board or Commission” bar, and then click “submit your application” to access the application.

Once in the application, be sure to select “FEPP LOC” from the drop-down menu.  

Image instructs the viewer to select "FEPP LOC" from the drop-down menu once in the application.

Please contact Mei-Li Thomas at or (206) 573-2241 with questions.