The Ferndale School Board has decided to ask voters to renew a levy to support school programs for the 2023 and 2024 calendar years, at a rate of $1.50/$100,000 of assessed property value.  The rate will not increase, and this is not a new tax.


The Levy Pays For…


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Administrative Assistants– Secretaries at each school
  • Custodial/Maintenance
  • Counselors- Counselors at every school
  • Nurses
  • Prof Techs-Family Community Coordinators, Communication Specialists, and Native and Latino Student Advisors
  • Para-educators– Support staff  that supervise recess, lunch room, loading/unloading buses, 1:1 supports for students, group learning supports, Library, Resource room, Food Service, Special Education, reading/writing/math benchmark testing, Computer labs/tech support, Career Center support.  Staff supports preschool, K-12 as well as  Transitions programs for 18-21 year old students. 

Extracurricular Opportunities for Students

  • Athletics– The Entire Extracurricular Coaches and Advisor Schedule(Except for Contracted days) This is all salaries/stipends for extracurricular coaches, advisors, and Department chair stipends ($400,000) In essence, it will eliminate our athletic program and many other extracurricular activities.
  • Clubs- Robotics, STEM, Chess, QSA, etc.
  • Music- Band/ Orchestra/ Choir
  • Theater- Multiple Plays a year at Middle and High School

Academic Supports

  • Maintain class sizes- Without the levy, our class sizes will increase.
  • School supplies
  • 8-period schedule- This provides elective classes for students at the high school.


  • Technology Devices & Learning Resources for all students