KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
FERNDALE, Wash. – Voters in Ferndale could soon decide on a bond that would raise property taxes to rebuild Ferndale High School.
The proposed bond is expected to appear on the February 2014 ballot.
Ferndale Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn says the current building is at the end of its useful life and teachers can’t take advantage of the latest learning technology.
She says now that Meridian High School is being rebuilt, Ferndale has the worst high school building in Whatcom County.
The $125 million bond would raise property taxes in Ferndale by about $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed value.
It would also pay for a renovation of Ferndale’s alternative high school as well as a new transportation and maintenance facility.
If approved, the rebuilt Ferndale High School could be open in the fall of 2015.