Board Meeting Highlights
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Highlights from recent meetings are—
November 28, 2017
Board Members Sworn into Office
Besides paying the bills at last evening's school board business meeting, there were a couple of special presentations. Superintendent Linda Quinn administered the oath of office to school board members Lee Anne Riddle and Candice Wilson. In the November 7 general election, Ms. Riddle was reelected to a four-year term. She has served on the board since 2005. Also, she represents our area of the state on the Washington State School Directors Association's board. Ms. Wilson was appointed to the school board in 2016 to fill an unexpired term. She was recently elected to complete that term through 2019. Ms. Wilson serves on the Washington State Indian Education Association Board of Directors.
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month
The board celebrated National Native American Heritage Month. Ferndale High School Teacher Matt Warbus (Smak I'ya) provided special flute music. He also spoke with the board about Ferndale's Native American programs. He reflected on his past, how positive change has come about and encouraged the board to continue providing opportunities for students. "The Lummi Community has contributed so many things to our society. Our work is about breaking down barriers and understanding points of view from both native and non-native people. It's about making a difference, which this district is all about. We want to make a better life for ourselves, for our families and for the next generation," said Warbus. Mr. Warbus has taught in Ferndale schools for 16 years. He teaches Lummi Language.
Update on Bond Task Force Work
Superintendent Quinn provided an update on the work of the Bond Task Force. She said there were close to 60 folks at the last meeting. Weekly updates are being sent to all district staff members. By the end of next week, a dedicated website for the task force work will be launched. The next meeting of the task force is scheduled for December 5 at Meridian High School. Members will hear from Meridian representatives how they determined what upgrades were made to their high school campus. The tour will take place beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Pictured l to r: Superintendent Linda Quinn and School Board Member Candice Wilson show portraits they drew of each other.