Seattle schools will be bigger, more expensive

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Associated Press

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — If voters approve a levy proposal on Tuesday, the Seattle school district plans to build some of the biggest, most expensive elementary schools in the state.

The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/rQl20f ) reports the average price tag of the schools in Seattle's levy proposal is at least 20 percent higher than every other similar project recently approved in the state.

Both Seattle and Tacoma voters will be deciding next week whether to grant hundreds of millions of dollars to build, repair and upgrade schools.

Both districts are asking for money to pay for dozens of construction projects over the next decade.

But Tacoma's levy request asks for about $30 million for each of eight elementary schools it wants to build. Seattle is seeking about $42 million for each of six schools.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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