Board of Education

As trustees of the Ferndale School District, we are responsible for setting educational policies consistent with state and federal laws governing public education. As representatives of the electorate, we attempt to provide programs designed to meet the educational objectives of the community. In addition, we are responsible for the district’s resources. We also serve as a board of appeals. Individually and as a board, we work as concerned citizens for the improvement of public schools.

A quorum of four board members is needed to conduct official business. The Superintendent and administrative staff are present at board meetings to provide reports and background information.

Minutes are recorded at every meeting. Minutes from recent meetings are available at each meeting. Proposed minutes are available for public inspection within eight business days after the meeting. Approved minutes are available within five days after the meeting in which the Board approves them. Meeting agendas are posted 24 hours before a scheduled Board meeting on the Meeting Schedule page.

Current Board Members

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Sandra N. Dukhie

Vice President

Jennifer LaTosch


Jonathan Turner


Jackie Hart


  • Mike Davisson
  • Sarah Elturk
  • Mary Fulmer

Learn about the School Board Committees

We invite our community members to contribute to the conversation on School Board Advisory Committees.

The Ferndale Schools Board of Education meets regularly as a "Committee of the Whole" to discuss district business. The Board believes in active participation of the community within the school district and encourages citizens to attend these meetings.

The Committee of the Whole discusses district business from the following subject areas:

Areas of Focus


These discussions advise the board regarding policy, personal, board operations and structure. 


These discussions provide direction and oversight for the district's asset management and planning. It monitors budget reports, reviews facilities and site utilization, and provided input on both financial and facilities planning.


This topic 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.


These discussions provide advice to the communications department regarding public relations and district communications.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Meetings & Minutes

Board of Education - Committee of the Whole

Board of Education - Regular Meeting

Board of Education - Committee of the Whole

Board of Education - Regular Meeting

Board of Education - Committee of the Whole

Board Policies & Bylaws 

An electronic version of the Ferndale Board of Education Policies is available by clicking on the link below. Updates will be posted on this website as they become available.

All policies posted are current.

External LinkFerndale Board of Education Policies

2022-2023 Board of Education Schedules

Board of Education Regular Meeting Schedule