“We heard you!” headlines an article in the Ferndale School District’s summer newsletter mailed out this week. That likely refers to a failed attempt to get voters to approve a $125 million bond in 2014 to rebuild the Ferndale High School buildings.
According to the newsletter two separate propositions are going to be on the ballot in April 2016 to reapproach the district’s recommendation to remodel and replace FHS buildings.
- Remodel: Performing arts center (aka auditorium)
- Remodel: Gymnasium
- Remodel: Athletic complex
- Remodel: Mountain View school site for use by Windward High School
- Build New: Career and technical education building
- Build New: Locker and training rooms
- Build New: Kitchen, cafeteria and student commons
Bond amount: $55,000,000
- Build New: Classroom buildings to replace Old Main and Alexander Buildings
Bond amount $34,000,000
If voters approve either or both of these bond propositions, properties within the school district boundaries will see their property taxes increased beginning in 2017. According to estimates provided in the district newsletter, a property assessed at $100,000 will see the following additional taxes assessed
- $76 – Proposition “A”
- $39 – Proposition “B”
- $115 – Proposition “A” & “B”