Ferndale School District Bond Oversight Committee Regular Meeting May 21

Photo of Oversight Committee members.

The Bond Oversight Committee has announced a regular meeting on May 21st at 6:00 PM in the Skyline Elementary Library. The planned meeting agenda consist of items for committee action including adopting bylaws and electing officers. The committee will review the Open Public Meetings Act and bond related spending for February through April 2019. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. A link to the full agenda can be found here: https://www.ferndalesd.org/community-oversight-committee

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.”

At a regular meeting of the Ferndale School Board on Tuesday, March 26th, the Board adopted a policy that officially brought the Bond Oversight Committee to life.

The policy, labeled GC-5, includes the following sections: Authorizes the Oversight Committee, States the Committee Purpose and Authority, Sets Committee Operating Guidelines, Defines Conflicts of Interest, Outlines various District supports, Sets Duration of the Committee, Schedules Opportunity to Review at future date.

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A link to the policy that the Ferndale School Board is expected to authorize can be found here: https://www.boarddocs.com/wa/ferndale/Board.nsf/files/BAHR6768B71B/$file/GC-5%20Bond%20Oversight%20Committee%20REVISED%2003.21.18.pdf