Ferndale School Board to Ask Voters to Re-Consider Bond Package in February 2019

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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.

The February 2019 Proposal:

FINAL FERNDALE BOND PACKAGE:

Community Oversight Committee: to ensure that bond funds are spent according to what is detailed in the bond package, and that all projects are implemented as planned.

NEW Ferndale High School $105 Million

Modernize existing Performing Arts Center at Ferndale High School: $2 Million

Critical Needs (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing): $4 Million

Safety & Security at all FSD buildings: $1 Million

Total Recommended: $112 Million

The February 2019 Bond Proposal is unchanged from 2018. 

“After falling short on Election Day, we have spent time listening to our community’s preferences for our School District facilities,” said Ferndale School Board President Dr. Kevin Erickson. “Every group we have talked to has asked us to send this Bond back to voters in February. We agreed because we believe Ferndale kids deserve facilities that support 21st century education. Those facilities cannot come fast enough.”

“It has been a pleasure to work on the Bond Task Force and to engage with fellow community members regarding long-term facility planning needs in the Ferndale School District,” said Task Force Member Joe Lupo. “I am very confident that this package ensures fiscal responsibility with consideration for growth in the District for generations to come. I want to say thank you to the School Board for asking voters to re-consider this proposal in February.” 

The Bond Task Force website will be live through February 2019 and Ferndale residents are encouraged to continue to provide input: https://fsdbondtaskforce.participate.online/feedback.  In addition,  information about the Ferndale Bond Proposal can be found at www.weareferndale.org 

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For information about this project contact:

For general information contact:

Assistant Superintendent Mark Deebach,

360-383-9203

mark.deebach@ferndalesd.org

Erin Vincent, 360-223-6147 erin.vincent@ferndalesd.org