From the Superintendent
Dear Ferndale Family,
As we approach the March 10th election day, you will see more mention of the 2 ballot proposals that pertain to Ferndale Schools. While we are restricted from advocating for a Yes or No vote on ballot issues, it is our responsibility to inform the community about how we would be affected by the results of the vote. We encourage you all to learn more about the ballot proposals by:
- visiting FerndaleForward.com.
- reading the upcoming issue of Local: The Community Education Magazine online now or as it arrives in your mailbox in the coming weeks.
- attending an upcoming informational meeting.
We will also be speaking with neighbors and distributing informational material this weekend. If you would like to help, please sign up using Sign-Up Genius.
Approval of the Non-Homestead ballot proposal would allow the school district to continue to levy 18 mills of Non-Homestead millage on all commercial, business, rental properties, vacant land and second-home properties in the event of rising taxable property values within the community. In order for the school district to receive its full operating revenue allowance, the district must levy this full 18 mills.
Approval of the March bond proposal would authorize the school district to sell bonds at 3 different times over the next 10 years (a 3-series bond) with zero projected tax-rate increase from 2019 tax rates. These bonds would total $125 Million, and would fund a 10-year strategic improvement plan.
Upcoming Info Sessions
Saturday, February 1st
9:00 am - 5:00 pm – FHS
881 Pinecrest Drive
Thursday, February 13th
6:30 pm – TCEC
Tuesday, February 25th
6:30 pm – FECC
Dania H. Bazzi, PhD