(Crystal A. Proxmire, 11/22/2011)
At their November 21, 2011 meeting the Ferndale School Board voted unanimously to submit an application to the Michigan Department of Treasury for a proposed $22,825,000 bond issue.
If the Department of Treasury approves the application, the Ferndale Board will take final action at its December 19, 2011 to determine whether a bond issue will be placed on the ballot. The targeted election date is February 28, 2012.
The application describes what the money will be used for through the eleven buildings owned by the District, including the following projects: remodeling, refurnishing, mechanical upgrades, lighting, improvements to stage and sound systems, improvement to pools, safety upgrades, playground and parking lot upgrades and technology upgrades.
In July the Bond Committee, tasked with reviewing the District’s needs, took a tour of the District’s properties, including this tour of Ferndale High which The Ferndale 115 News covered. The tours showed problems faced by the students and teachers in the aging buildings.
The Bond Application, which can be downloaded in its entirety here, goes through each building and its specific needs. It includes proposed bond language as well as terms of the bond they are seeking.
For more information about the proposed bond issue, please refer to the district’s website, www.ferndaleschools.org.
Click the title pic below to read about the FHS tour…