(Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, Feb. 15, 2012 ed.)
On February 28, 2012 voters in the Ferndale School District will be asked to vote on a School Bond. There are still opportunities to come out and talk with neighbors about the issue.
The School Bond proposal is for $22,825,000, and it would extend residents’ floating of an existing bond. Last summer a Bond Committee looked at the projects Ferndale Schools hopes to accomplish with the bond money, including asbestos removal, heating vent issues, pool repairs, carpeting, and technology upgrades and the infrastructure to support them. Over 20 residents have formed Citizens for Quality Schools to help promote the bond.
The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum on the bond issue. The forum will take place February 15, 2012 from 8:30am – 9:30am at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E Nine Mile. Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools, Gary Meier, will provide an overview of why the District is seeking the bond and what it will mean for the future of the Ferndale Public Schools and how that affects our community. This event will be geared toward educating the business community, but residents are also welcome to attend and ask questions, whether in support of or in opposition to the proposal. The forum is free to attend, but please RSVP in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and referencing Forum. Or call 248-542.2160.
Citizens for a Fair Ferndale (CFF) will hold its fourth voter forum that focuses exclusively on a ballot question on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2pm at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. Nine Mile). A representative of Citizens for Quality Schools as well as a representative of an opposing viewpoint have been invited to participate. Members of the press are invited to attend.
There is also a Presidential Primary vote on Feb. 28, which is further explained in our previous article: https://oaklandcounty115.com/category/voter-info-2011-general-election/.
Find out more election-related information on our Voter Info page.
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