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Ferndale School District Bond 2019

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Bond Information Website Home Page

Weekly Bond Project Updates

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FHS Project Dashboard with Ferndale School District, Dykeman Architecture, Construction Services Group and Bond Oversight Committee logos. Total project budget: 105 Million Bond plus possible state match TBD. Spent to date $1,906,330. Project timeline 52 months currently in visioning and early design stage.

District-wide Critical Projects schedule. Projects and progress for Roof Repairs (Vista, Custer, Central), Masonry Repairs (Custer, Skyline), HVAC Controls (Central, Eagleridge, Cascadia, Horizon), Heatvalves (Vista), DDC Controls (Skyline, Custer, North Bellingham, Mountain View), Hot Water Tank Replacement (district wide), Fire Panels (Eagleridge, Central, Horizon), Exterior Lighting (district wide), Fencing (Custer, Eagleridge, Skyline, North Bellingham), Secure Vestibules & Access Control (Admin building, Beach, Cascadia, Central, Custer, Eagleridge, Horizon, Skyline, Vista). Included pre-design, design & bidding, construction and completed color keys to track progress.


June 11 Town Hall Community Meeting Summary and Resources

2019 Bond Proposal News Releases

01/02/19: February 2019 Bond Facts – What You Need to Know

Our bond measure to modernize Ferndale schools will be back on the February 12, 2019 Special Election ballot. This is the bond to build a new high school, make critical facility repairs and upgrades, improve school security, and modernize our Performing Arts Center.

11/28/18: Ferndale School District Seeks Volunteers to Write Statements “For” And “Against” Upcoming Bond Measure

The Ferndale School District is seeking potential authors for the voters' pamphlet statements supporting and opposing the Ferndale School District bond measure that will appear on the February 12, 2019 ballot.

11/27/18: Ferndale School Board to Ask Voters to Re-Consider Bond Package in February 2019

The Ferndale School Board will ask voters to reconsider a Bond package in February 2019. The original proposal reached 58.64% during the November 2018 General Election but fell short of the 60% Super-Majority required to pass municipal bonds in Washington State. The original proposal was recommended by the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force. The Ferndale School Board accepted those recommendations in full.

2018 Bond Proposal News Releases

News releases posted prior to the November 2018 proposed bond

The Ferndale School Board welcomes newly selected Bond Oversight Committee Members Riley Cornelsen, Anya Milton, Bo Smith, Dan Cornelsen, Adam Rustad, Sandi McMillan, and Mark Harting.

Ferndale School District is seeking potential authors for the voter’s pamphlet statements supporting and opposing the Ferndale School District bond measure that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.

2018 Ferndale Bond Proposal

Quote from School Board President Kevin Erickson:

“First, I want to extend sincere thanks to the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force on behalf of the entire School Board,” said Ferndale School Board President Dr. Kevin Erickson. “I am excited to announce that the School Board has adopted the full suite of Task Force recommendations and we plan to refer the package to voters for consideration in November. The Task Force group brought us a very thoughtful, cost-efficient package with the added benefit of an Oversight Committee. The Board believes strongly in citizen oversight for Bond planning and spending. We are confident in the recommendations we received from the Task Force and look forward to discussing the proposal with voters in advance of the November election.”

Community Bond Task Force

Community Bond Task Force Web Page

Community members step up to help the district develop a bond package aimed at upgrading aging facilities. Click to view the Community Bond Task Force website.

Bond Task Force Meetings

All regular Bond Task Force meetings will take place from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Locations for February meetings are listed above. 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 March 2018.

For more information about the proposed bond and the Bond Task Force:
Superintendent Linda Quinn, 360.383.9207,
Assistant Superintendent Mark Deebach, 360.383.9203,

Meeting Dates

November 15 2017 Agenda (PDF)

Evaluation Form (PDF)

November 15, 2017 Meeting Summary (PDF)

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.

October 24, 2017 Agenda (PDF)

October 24, 2017 Evaluation Form (PDF)

October 24, 2017 Meeting Summary (PDF)

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.