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Three new schools awarded Families & Education Levy Innovation Grants



The City’s Department of Education and Early Learning has awarded Families and Education Levy Innovation grants to three new Seattle Public Schools elementary schools. John Muir Elementary School, Leschi Elementary School, and Viewlands Elementary Schools were all selected to receive funding for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Families and Education Levy was passed by voters in 2011 and annually awards money to schools and community based organizations with the goal of helping all Seattle students enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, achieve academically, and graduate from high school college or career ready.

A review panel consisting of Department of Education and Early Learning staff, as well as community partners and experienced educators, selected these three schools based on the comprehensive applications they submitted detailing how their school team would utilize funding to support student academic achievement and readiness goals.

John Muir, Leschi, and Viewlands join the 16 other Seattle elementary schools that are funded by the Families and Education Levy. City staff from the Department of Education and Early Learning look forward to supporting these schools both through grant funding and technical support as partners in supporting students and closing the achievement gap.