The Ferndale School Board believes in active participation of the community within the school district. At times there are skills and abilities that community members offer that may assist the School Board in their decision-making process.

Below are the board/administrative committees and a list of the skills the Board has enlisted for each committee:

Governance

Jackie Hart, Jennifer LaTosch, Karen Twomey

This committee discusses and advises the board regarding policy, personal, board operations, and structure. The committee is comprised of two board members, board president, Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Sustainability

Jim O'Donnell, Mike Davisson

This committee provides direction and oversight for the district's asset management and planning. The committee monitors budget reports, reviews facilities and site utilization, and provids input on both financial and facilities planning. The committee is comprised of two board members, Superintendent, Director of Finance, and two community members with the following type of experience:

  • Member with financial background in order to understand and assist in working with the school budget
  • Member with facility or operations experience in order to advise the running and upkeep of the district facilities

Achievement

Karen Twomey

This committee provides direction to the board regarding the district's educational priorities and goals. Programs and materials to achieve goals are reviewed, with recommendations then being made by this committee to the Board of Education. The committee is comprised of two board members, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and two community members with the following backgrounds:

  • Parent of an elementary student with experience or knowledge of education
  • Parent of a secondary student with experience or knowledge of education
  • Parent of a UHS or TCEC students with experience or knowledge of education

Marketing/Communications

Sandra Dukhie, Jim O'Donnell

This committee provides advice to the Communications department regarding public relations and district communications. This committee is comprised of one or two board members, Director of Communications, and two community members with the following backgrounds:

  • Experience in public relations or communications
  • Active community member in a Ferndale business or local government

Diversity

Nancy Kerr-Mueller, Jackie Hart

This committee involves stakeholders from around the District in discussion of diversity-related topics and initiatives around the district. Membership is open to all employees, families, and community members.