Oak Park

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Oak Park Selling Furniture and Equipment at Low Cost Feb. 14

February 13th 2014

Oak Park Selling Furniture and Equipment at Low Cost Feb. 14 (City of Oak Park Press Release, Feb. 13, 2014) The City of Oak Park Surplus Furniture and Equipment sale will take place tomorrow, February 14, 2014 from Noon – 2PM at the old Public Safety building (13700 Oak Park Blvd.) Items available: Chairs, desks, […]

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too

February 12th 2014

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Concessions continue as Ferndale Schools tries to negotiate their way out of a $2.4 million budget shortfall by asking employees for temporary pay cuts.  Superintendent Gary Meier and Director of Finance Maureen Adams accepted 7.38% reductions in their contracts for […]

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13

February 11th 2014

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13 (Ellen Cogen-Lipton Press Release, Feb. 11, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen-Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her coffee hour on Thursday, Feb. 13, to discuss state and community issues, including the governor’s budget proposal. Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) will be Lipton’s special guest […]

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

February 9th 2014

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance (Jennifer Howard, Feb. 9, 2014) Recreation Departments from Oak Park and Ferndale combined for a fantastic Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 7.  Shawnie Stamper from Oak Park Recreation reported that attendance for the dance last night was 123 people, combined between Oak Park and Ferndale Recreation […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Ferndale Schools State of the District Address Feb. 12

February 9th 2014

Ferndale Schools State of the District Address Feb. 12 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 9, 2014) Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 5:30-7:00 Meet the Board | 7:00 Address (Free and open to the public) Local Kitchen and Bar, 344 W. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale The Reception will feature an opportunity to […]

Cissell Found Guilty of False Address on Petition

February 4th 2014

Cissell Found Guilty of False Address on Petition (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2014) Did Andrew Cissell, 25, knowingly give a false address when he turned in petitions to legalize personal amounts of marijuana in Ferndale?  That was the determination made by a six-member jury Tuesday who found him guilty of making a false statement […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]

Education Advocacy Trip to Lansing Planned for Feb.19

January 31st 2014

Education Advocacy Trip to Lansing Planned for Feb.19 (Ferndale Schools, Jan. 31. 2014) Join the Ferndale Board of Education, administration, union leaders, municipal leaders, PTA and your neighbors and travel to Lansing to advocate for the fair funding of our schools.  Although legislator schedules are tentative, this schedule is being designed to allow participants maximum […]