2014 Bond Measure
The District is currently soliciting proposals from qualified Contractors to provide Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC) services for the construction of two projects under the recently approved bond measure: Replacement of Elmira Elementary School, and Addition and Renovation of Veneta Elementary School. For more information, click here.
The Fern Ridge School District is pleased to announce the successful sale of $26.67 million in general obligation bonds, as approved by voters in May 2014. The sale was well-received by investors and thanks to favorable interest rates, total interest costs for the sale were almost $2 million lower than preliminary estimates, which allowed the debt repayment period to be shortened by three years without increasing the tax rate property owners currently pay. For more information, click here.
The School Board is seeking community volunteers to serve on the Citizens Oversight Committee (COC). Committee members will be engaged during the design and construction phases of multiple aspects of the bond projects and make reports and recommendations to the Board. For more information, click here. Applications will be accepted until 2:00 PM on Monday, June 30, 2014.
First thing this morning is to give a heartfelt thanks to the Fern Ridge community for their vote of confidence in the election yesterday. While the election results are yet to be validated, your trust in the School District is appreciated and now the work to further earn that trust begins. One of the first tasks is to appoint an Oversight Committee to ensure that the projects are completed just as planned.
Again, thanks for your vote and we look forward to the improvements this will bring for the students of our community. – Dennis Friedrich, Superintendent
Regardless of the outcome of tomorrow’s Bond election, this District owes a debt of gratitude to a host of individuals; a list that is too long to itemize. From the PAC Committee, to those who wrote informational memos, letters and flyers, or just picked up a phone to inform someone of the details of the Facilities Plan and Bond, you are what makes this District great and we cannot thank you enough. – Dennis Friedrich, Ed.D., Superintendent
The Fern Ridge Review is carrying a series of articles on the upcoming bond, specifically dealing with the major components proposed. The articles are informative and do an excellent job of hitting the highlights. In order not to duplicate the information, I will simply refer you to those articles. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office or me directly. We would be happy to address any questions you might have. – Dennis Friedrich, Superintendent
At the regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, the Fern Ridge School Board voted unanimously to place a $26,670,000 bond measure before the community in May. Measure 20-220 would replace Elmira Elementary School, renovate other school facilities, and improve technology and safety throughout the District. If approved by voters, the measure is projected to result in no increase to the school bond tax rate that property owners currently pay. For more information, click here.