Be Heard! Tell District to Replace Inefficient, Unsafe Windows at B. F. Day

Be heard! Don’t let the school district forget about BF Day.
Fill out a quick survey to help B.F. Day receive funding to replace the current inefficient, unsafe, lead paint windows. Survey closes on April 30, 2015.

The poor condition of the windows at the school are mentioned in a number of District documents, but we must make our voices heard. Please fill out the survey (linked below) and nominate “B.F. Day window replacement” as a priority project for funding in the our next School District capital levy.

Online form is here:  It has four questions and takes about 3 minutes.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Let’s be the squeaky wheel. We need to be vocal, we need to speak up.  It isn’t hard, but it is absolutely necessary, especially on such an issue as this.  If they don’t hear from us, they can easily just ignore us. And uh, sorry, but not on my watch.

old school

The windows in this picture from 1900 are the same ones you see today.

Quick info
Wood windows are original, single pane and not in good condition. Suggested action is to replace those windows with modern double pane windows (Seattle School District: 2009 Building Condition, Seismic, and Educational Adequacy Assessment

B.F. Day was built in 1892. The building was mostly modernized in 1991. The double hung single pane wood windows were NOT addressed during the modernization and they are now in very poor condition. (Seattle School District: 2014 Site Assessment Summary Report)

Windows contain lead paint that is flaking. (not sure why this was not mentioned in above reports referenced above)

The following is from April 2 email “School Beat Newsletter”
We Want Your Input! Nominate a project for the 2016 Capital Levy

In February 2016, Seattle voters will have the opportunity to vote on two Seattle Public Schools levies – an Operations Levy and a Capital Levy. The three-year Operations Levy replaces the current Operations Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013. The six-year Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) capital levy replaces the BTA III capital levy approved by Seattle voters in 2010.

Planning is underway to determine priorities and budgets for BTA IV projects, and to determine the amount that we are authorized to request for the operations levy. Seattle School Board members will consider the BTA IV Capital Levy and Operations Levy dollar amounts based on financial analysis and consideration of needs.

You may nominate a project for the BTA IV capital levy using our online form: Printable nomination forms and translated versions are posted on the Levies 2016 page. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2015.

For more information about all past and present BTA levy projects, please visit


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