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Facility Alert: Heating Issue Impacting Areas of FHS Gymnasium Building

Posted January 4, 2019

The Ferndale School District Maintenance Team is responding to a heating outage issue that is affecting the locker rooms, wrestling room, hallway, bathrooms and Gymnasium Foyer in the Ferndale High School Gymnasium.

The Maintenance Team suspects…

Community Bond Oversight Committee Holds Listening Sessions

Posted October 19, 2018

The Ferndale School District and Community Bond Oversight Committee held Listening Sessions on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 as opportunities for the community to meet committee members and provide a platform for two-way conversation…

Sprinkler system in CTE building springs leak

Posted June 29, 2018

Indoor plumbing is sometimes a forgettable convenience. But too much or too little water inside a building? That means something has gone very wrong…

Ferndale School District Earns Clean Results in Financial and Accountability Audits

Posted April 22, 2018

One thing is certain for every school district in Washington State: annual audits…

Community Bond Task Force Seeks Immediate Feedback on DRAFT Recommendations

Posted February 23, 2018

Five months, eleven official meetings and hundreds of individual volunteer hours. That’s how much time it has taken the sixty-plus member Ferndale Community Task Force to prepare draft recommendations to the Ferndale School Board. And they aren’t done yet…

Aging Pipes Galvanize Maintenance Crew

Posted December 16, 2017

It was the night of Friday, December 8th. The FHS Golden Eagle Basketball team played well and won their game. Fans left in trickles and walked towards chilly cars and frozen windshields…

Ferndale School Board to Ask Voters to Re-Consider Bond Package in February 2019

Posted November 27, 2018

The Ferndale School Board will ask voters to reconsider a Bond package in February 2019. The original proposal reached 58.64% during the November 2018 General Election but fell short of the 60% Super-Majority required to pass municipal bonds in Washington State. The original proposal was recommended by the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force…

Announcement: Community Bond Oversight Committee to Host Listening Sessions

Posted October 9, 2018

The Ferndale School District and the Community Bond Oversight Committee have announced two listening sessions in October…

Former Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, “Bond means Ferndale kids get to dream big.”

Posted June 26, 2018

She has been to space. She is a graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. She served in the US Navy. She is Wendy Lawrence and she says that education made all of these things possible for her…

Ferndale School Board Votes to Send Bond Package to the Ballot

Posted March 30, 2018

The Ferndale School Board will send a Bond package to Ferndale voters in November. The Board took action on recommendations from the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force during a regularly scheduled school board meeting on Tuesday, March 27th…

Bond Task Force Making Progress; School Board Removes Cap

Posted January 8, 2018

The Task Force was established by the Ferndale School Board in advance of a 2018 bond package. The School Board created a charter for the group and asked that the Task Force submit its recommendation regarding bond package(s) by February 2018…

“When it rains it pours…not ideal for leaky roofs,” Maintenance Director Jamie Plenkovich

Posted November 21, 2018

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and students are preparing to spend time away from Ferndale School buildings. Those buildings, as it turns out, have required emergency maintenance and repair work…

Ferndale School District Welcomes Bond Oversight Committee

Posted September 26, 2018

The Ferndale School Board welcomes newly selected Bond Oversight Committee Members Riley Cornelsen, Anya Milton, Bo Smith, Dan Cornelsen, Adam Rustad, Sandi McMillan, and Mark Harting.

All Oversight Committee members applied for consideration…

Questions Answered at Bond Forum

Posted May 31, 2018

On most week nights, the Ferndale High School cafeteria is relatively quiet but on May 22nd, the space was alive with conversation as community members showed up to learn more about the November 2018 Ferndale School District Bond proposal…

Community Bond Task Force Finalizes Bond Package Recommendations

Posted March 8, 2018

A group of community volunteers known as the Ferndale Community Bond Task Force gathered for the last time on the evening of March 7th. The group met at the former North Bellingham Elementary school in Ferndale…

On Again, Off Again: Relationship with FHS Boiler Growing Cold

Posted January 3, 2018

Darin Engels spends a lot of time in the boiler room at Ferndale High School. The District HVAC Specialist at Ferndale School District for 18 years, Darin is the resident expert and has been working to keep the boilers running – an increasingly difficult task…