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The Bond Oversight Committee Seeks Two Alternate Positions

In 2019, the community was asked to vote on a bond that would update safety and security at all District schools, address long term maintenance projects and the construction of a new high school. Part of this commitment was to install a community-led committee that would have line of sight to the inner workings of all aspects of these projects to ensure that the School District delivered the projects on time, on budget and as promised. The primary focus and responsibility are to help drive conversation and advise the School Board on their decisions as they pertain to the Bond projects. 

Now that we are nearly half-way through this process, the Bond Oversight Committee is looking to fill two alternate positions for the remainder of the term. Responsibilities include attending the regular monthly BOC meeting and reviewing documents provided by the District and Construction Services Group. The alternate may contribute to conversations and ask critical questions to help drive clarity and transparency but holds no voting privileges. 

For questions or to learn more about the application process, contact co-chairs, Riley Cornelsen or Anya Milton.   

Riley.Cornelsen@ferndalesd.org or Anya.Milton@ferndalesd.org   

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Bond Oversight Committee Application

The committee is currently seeking alternate members.

Please click the following link to access the bond oversight committee application:

Please include your resume with your application.

You may submit your completed application by:

  • Drop off – Ferndale School District Attention: Bond Oversight Committee
  • Mail – PO Box 698, Ferndale WA 98248
  • Email – riley.cornelsen@ferndalesd.org

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FHS Design Development Submittal Booklet Draft Renderings


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. Project timeline 52 months.

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.

Community Oversight Committee Bylaws

Bond Oversight Committee Quarterly Report

Questions Received from Community Members

Meeting Notices and Agendas

School District News Releases

Who are the members of the Community Oversight Committee?

  • Riley Cornelsen
  • Anya Milton
  • Brian Lynch
  • Sandi McMillan
  • Mark Harting
  • Dan Cornelsen
  • Cathy Raymond
  • Joe Lupo (Alternate Member) 

What requirements were used to choose the Community Oversight Committee?

  • No fewer than 5, no more than 9 members
  • Duration: Extent of the Ferndale School District bond spending
  • Must be a Ferndale School District resident
  • Cannot be a current FSD employee, board member, vendor, contractor, or consultant
  • Cannot be a current City of Ferndale employee or consultant
  • Experienced individuals in a range of professions specific to the 2018 bond projects list (building design/construction, project management, accounting, real estate, finance, education, etc.)
  • Good standing and reputation in the community for fairness and transparency
  • Active community members
  • Number of meetings = 3-6 meetings/year

What are the Community Oversight Committee responsibilities?

The committee responsibilities are to make sure the projects are delivered:

  • On Time, ensuring projects are completed according to schedule.
  • On Budget, ensuring projects stay on track financially.
  • As Promised, ensuring projects match the commitments the District made to taxpayers.
  • With Transparency, ensuring all information is regularly shared with the community.

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