Operations & Facilities

Felicia Wright

Assistant Superintendent of Operations



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Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Custodial and Facility Maintenance Services RFP

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RFP Timeline

Issuance   January 24, 2018
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference 10 AM Febraury 7, 2018
Held at: 881 Pinecrest Dr | Ferndale, MI 48220
Facilities Tours 11:30 AM Febrary 7, 2018
Deadline for intent to respond 5:00 PM February 14th
Deadline for written Requests for Clarifications 1:00 PM February 27, 2018
Due Date for Proposals 1:00 PM March 6, 2018
School District’s Consideration of the Contract   April 2018
Implementation of Contract   July 1, 2018


2017 Sinking Fund Projects

Recent Updates

November 9, 2022
Mrs. Keefe Tours New Lower

FLower Principal Diana Keefe put on her hard hat and safety vest to check up on the progress of her new school building. She is happy to report that the construction team is almost done installing the 153,000 concrete masonry blocks and are approximately 30% done with the 180,000 bricks that need to be installed. The project received the D. Keefe signature of approval.


October 21, 2022
New Boilers at FHS Improve Efficiency and Save Money
Bond Funding Makes Long-Term Improvements and Cost Savings

FHS is receiving a 2020 Bond-funded update, taking inefficient boilers offline and replacing them with high efficiency condensing boilers. In addition to efficiency upgrades, the new system will be scaled to appropriately meet the needs of the FHS building. A mechanical engineer assessment calculated that the existing plant was oversized, producing nearly twice the necessary output. These new boilers are rated at 96% efficiency vs. the old ones which were field tested at approximately 75% efficiency. The resulting carbon dioxide emissions savings, at the high school alone, is equivalent to consuming 20,391 gallons of regular gasoline. Similar reductions are expected at other buildings, as FECC and UHS will both be receiving boiler replacements next spring, following TCEC’s boiler replacement and building renewal this past summer.


Watch for our infographic explaining environmental impacts in the next issue of Local: the Community Education Magazine!

October 6, 2022
Bus Drivers Teach Students How to Keep Our Community Rolling!

First fives began their community helpers unit for the month of October with a visit from a Ferndale bus driver, Mr. Tom! The students were invited onto the bus to learn some bus safety and to ask questions about Mr. Tom's role as a community helper. Next stop for the young students will be a trip to Westborn Market to explore a local grocer, as well as a walk to the Pleasant Ridge police department. Students will also be visited by the Ferndale fire department!


If you're interested in helping out your community like Mr. Tom, Ferndale Schools is currently hiring bus drivers to work while students are in school. Starting pay is $20 an hour with paid training, paid time off, and benefits including enrollment credits in the MI Public Schools Employee Retirement Plan for as long as you are driving. The job posting can be found here: Bus Driver Job Posting. Call (248) 586-8896 for more details, email james.stottlemyer@ferndaleschools.org, or contact your school office.

September 10, 2022
Tri-County Educational Center Gets a Makeover

The Grant building, current home to the Tri-County Educational Center, was updated with a new boiler system, high-efficiency HVAC, and a roof improvement this summer. The interior also saw improvements, with new electrical, lighting, and flooring installed throughout.


April 25, 2022
FUEL Improved with Secure Vestibule

Ferndale Upper Elementary School (FUEL) was recently improved with a new secure vestibule, to provide a higher level of security in our buildings. All visitors will now be buzzed into the first set of doors and required to pass through the office for screening before entering the building. The improvement also included high efficiency lighting and a more inviting, contemporary aesthetic. These improvements were made with bond funds at no tax rate increase.


October 25, 2021
FECC Safety & Health Improvements

Our building has been improved with a new health room (including a private bathroom). This addition was part of the summer Bond-funded construction, which also beautified our reception area and added a secure vestibule to our entryway. Visitors can now be routed directly to the reception area before entering the rest of the building. This multi-stage, remotely locked system includes nearly impenetrable SchoolGuard Glass for state of the art security.


October 19, 2021
FECC Staff Room and Motor Room Updates

The FECC Staff room was improved with new fixtures and furniture. We are so happy to share this comfortable new space with our staff, the lifeblood of everything we do here. 

The motor room was also improved, so that our developing students have a safe and comfortable place to practice movement skills.


October 19, 2021
FUEL Classroom and Common Space Updates

Have you been into our renovated buildings recently? Over the summer of 2021, bond funds allowed us to make some major improvements. The hard to spot features include a brand new roof and high-efficiency temperature control units in all classrooms. Other features are much more obvious.

Classrooms have new lighting, ceiling tiles, and flooring. Hallways and lockers have been improved as well, and water bottle filling stations were installed.


October 11, 2021
FUEL Gym Improvements and New Bathrooms

Our gymnasium was restored over the summer, complete with stylish new bathrooms.


October 8, 2021
FUEL Cafeteria Update

The FUEL Cafeteria was renovated over the summer, from floor to ceiling.

October 3, 2021
FECC Playground Upgrades

The Ferndale Early Childhood Center has a brand new accessible playground for our earliest learners to enjoy!  The work was completed over the summer, and the students are thrilled to explore and learn in the new nature, themed accessible playground. From left to right, the new play area includes:

  • a natural play area and climbing dome
  • a playhouse with slide and climbing bridges
  • a covered picnic area and sound discovery stations
  • a connected fort complex with tunnels, slides, and climbing walls
  • and a swing set

Scroll down for more detailed images of these exciting new outdoor learning opportunities.

overview of the complete FECC playground project


August 14, 2021
UHS Media Center Renovations Completed

The UHS media center went through a much needed transformation over the summer. The new media center now has two student-centered breakout spaces, an enlarged computer lab and additional offices. These spaces have also been outfitted with collaborative and modern furnishings.



June 21, 2021
Bus Garage Renovations Underway

Work has started on the bus garage to modernize this facility.  A portion of the old warehouse is being utilized to create a new dispatch center, offices and a conference room.  The old driver lounge is being doubled in size and turned into a training room and modern break space.  Demolition is nearly complete, the plumbers have put in the underground plumbing and the HVAC contractor is installing new ductwork.


Tools We Use

ML Schedules

ML Schedules 

For Adding Events to Calendars and Requesting Event Support

ML Schedules allows authorized users to make facility use requests. Options are available to include technology, food service, and additional facility resources (tables, chairs, etc) through ML Schedules.

ML Schedules will update events on the calendars at FerndaleSchools.org automatically, through Foxbright CMS.

How to Log in to ML Schedules

Use the Login with Google button at mi19.mlschedules.com/Login.aspx


3.  Reports


School Dude

School Dude — Maintenance Direct

For Maintenance and Major Facility Requests

Maintenance Direct is used to request facilities support for your building. Minor requests can be communicated to your maintenance team directly, but significant maintenance or facilities requests, such as clearing a room of all furniture or repairing a broken HVAC unit, should be made using Maintenance Direct by School Dude.

How to Log in to Maintenance Direct

Login to School Dude at Login.SchoolDude.com