Snowflake Dance a Joy for Ferndale Early Childhood Families

Snowflake Dance a Joy for Ferndale Early Childhood Families (Nan Kerr-Mueller Photography, March 1, 2016) The Parent Teacher Organization of Ferndale Early Childhood Center hosted the annual Snowflake Dance on Friday. Kids and parents got to don their dressy-best and feel like royalty on this fun evening out. Over 240 people attended the event, and…

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The lawsuit between Ferndale Schools and Equity Management Solutions, a company started by former Superintendent Gary Meier and his top staff while employed at the district, concluded on Thursday with both parties accepting a case…

Jackie Hart Joins Ferndale School Board

Jackie Hart Joins Ferndale School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Ferndale, MI – In a unanimous decision the Ferndale School Board has appointed Jackie Hart to serve as the next board trustee, filling the seat left vacant when Raylon Leaks-May was elected to Ferndale City Council. Hart wrote in her application “Even though…

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2015) With red shirts and yellow signs, members of UAW, AFSCME, and FAES/FEA marched back and forth in front of the Ferndale Schools Administrative Building on March 16 in protest of the School Board’s decision to get proposals to privatize maintenance in…

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Chamber Supporting the Schools: Breakfast & Scholarship Info

Another way the Chamber connects is through their annual Community Connection Breakfast at Ferndale High School. This event is a chance for local business owners to meet Ferndale Schools students and learn about their educational experiences. The event is particularly geared towards real estate professionals who may want to tout the benefits of Ferndale Schools

Ferndale Schools Move Ahead with Strategic Planning

Stakeholders included administration, school board members past and present, teachers, parents and others in the community.

“We’ve found that there are four central themes that came up over and over,” Fleetham said. Those topics, which are now the focus of the planning moving forward, are enrollment, race, trust and collaboration and achievement gaps between student groups.

Unanswered Questions in the ICE Contract Controversy

Due to apparent inconsistencies, The Ferndale 115 News decided to look further into the claim of the cancellation happening on October 1st. To begin with, Meier cited The November 3rd article as “the final straw.” Secondly, Warnick campaigned throughout the month of October on the benefits of the contract, and never once mentioned the cancellation at the Policy meeting or Board meetings that took place in October.