The Ferndale School Board will have two public meetings on Tuesday, April 23rd. One meeting is a planned “Regular” meeting – the other a “Special” meeting.
The Regular Meeting will include a summary of the process used to interview architect firms interested in building the new Ferndale High School. District staff will provide a recommendation to the School Board regarding the Interview Committee selection. The School Board may authorize District staff to enter into contract negotiations with said firm. Oversight Committee members met with District staff in advance of the interviews.
The School Board also plans to recognize Administrative Assistants Appreciation Week, review various policies, approve a resolution authorizing sale of bonds, hear updates regarding budget development and approve school calendars for upcoming years.
The Special Meeting is a follow up to the March 26th Board meeting at which the Board adopted a policy that officially brought the Bond Oversight Committee to life. The April 23rd Special Meeting will include discussion of District support and resources for the Oversight Committee and Oversight Committee Bylaws. The Board also plans to discuss Policy OE-12 relating to the District policy regarding Facilities.
Ferndale Voters overwhelmingly supported a Ferndale School Bond in February with 62.04% of voters saying “yes.” That Bond included $112 Million for a new Ferndale High School, renovation of the Performing Arts Center, Critical Maintenance Projects and Safety and Security projects throughout the District. The Ferndale School Board welcomed inclusion of the Citizen Bond Oversight Committee as part of the Bond proposal. That Committee will serve as in an advisory capacity to the Ferndale School Board to ensure that projects are “on-time, on-budget and as-promised.”
A link to the policy that authorizes the Ferndale Community Bond Oversight Committee: https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/ferndale/Board.nsf/files/BAHR6768B71B/$file/GC-5%20Bond%20Oversight%20Committee%20REVISED%2003.21.18.pdf
A link to the April 23rd Ferndale School Board Regular Meeting Agenda can be found here: http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/ferndale/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BB2S9V5E4E4B
A link to the April 23rd Ferndale School Board Special Meeting Agenda can be found here: http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/ferndale/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BBAP8V6245C8