Community members step up to help the district develop a bond package aimed at upgrading aging facilities
November 15 Meeting
Bond Task Force members held their second meeting at Ferndale High school. Members are tasked with representing voices from the community, looking at the needs of the school district, studying and becoming informed about the educational program and facilities, and providing a recommendation to the school board on what should be included in the 2018 bond package.
At the meeting, members reported out what they are hearing from community members, they heard a presentation on the district's educational philosophy from district Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn. Assistant Superintendent, Mark Deebach, provided a report on facilities capacity and district enrollment.
Prior to the meeting, task force members toured the Ferndale High campus.
October 24 Meeting
On Tuesday, October 24, more than 40 enthusiastic volunteers came together in the Ferndale High School Library to begin a discussion about the November 2018 bond measure. This group has agreed to serve as the Bond Task Force.
As part of our bond development plan, we are seeking input from the community about which projects they think the school board should include in the bond package. The Task Force is weighted toward community members, since they have been an historically underrepresented voice. All meetings are open to the public, and anyone can attend.
In addition to the Task Force, we will be providing multiple opportunities for citizens and staff members to stay informed, ask questions, and make suggestions. One such communication tool will be a bond website, which we intend to launch before the end of the calendar year. The website will contain schedules, photos, pertinent documents, notes from task force meetings, and general updates to help everyone stay abreast of the bond work as it progresses. Once the website is complete, a link to it will be available from our district webpage.
Task Force Meetings
•Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
•December 5, 6:15 p.m. at Meridian High School for a tour of their renovated facility
•Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.
•Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
•Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Task Force Meeting Blocks
•January 8-11, 29-31
•February 1, 26-28
Working Sub-Committee Blocks
•February 12-15, 20-22
All regular Bond Task Force meetings will take place from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Locations for the January and February meetings have not yet been determined. All Task Force meetings are open to the public.
The purpose of the Task Force is to seek input about what the School Board should include in the bond package they put before voters. The Board has stipulated that Ferndale High School should be a major part of the package, but other projects are under consideration. The Task Force needs to complete its work and make a recommendation to the School Board by the end of February 2018.
For more information about the proposed bond and the Bond Task Force:
Superintendent Linda Quinn, 360.383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Superintendent Mark Deebach, 360.383.9203, email@example.com