Ferndale Schools has announced our intention to ask the voters in May 2023 to consider a zero mill increase bond that would yield approximately $55 million for our schools. Below you will find a number of questions regarding the nature of bonds, what the funds can be spent on, and how this will impact our residents. We encourage everyone to get involved in this vital process.
UPDATE November 22nd, 2022
I want to thank you for your continued dedication to Ferndale Schools and provide an update on where we stand with our current bond planning.
After reviewing the results of the community survey and speaking with several groups of staff members our administrative bond team has decided to postpone the bond vote from May 2023, to a later date. This brief postponement will provide our team and the Facilities Planning Committee the time needed to explore some additional concepts as well as avenues to enhance security measures in all of our schools.
While this temporary delay is frustrating, it is the right time for us all to take a step back and fully consider all of the potential bond improvements before collectively deciding on the right plan for the future of Ferndale Schools. Bond opportunities are rare and it is imperative that we ensure we are fully exploring all options before deciding as a community what to invest in.
Our financial advisors have also assured us that a temporary delay in the bond vote would have a minimal impact on the potential revenue gained.
The Facilities Planning Committee for this evening has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the middle of December. The community Town Hall meeting that was set to take place next week is also going to be moved to a later date in early 2023.
Thank you again for your patience and continued support for Ferndale Schools. Together we will build an amazing future for our students.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Eagle Pride,
Bobbie Hayes Goodrum, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Ferndale Schools