Port of Ridgefield board endorses school bond

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The Port of Ridgefield Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to endorse the school district’s bond measure in early 2012, officials said.

The school district suffers across grade levels and schools from severe overcrowding, portable buildings being used as permanent classrooms and a lack of such core facilities as gyms and cafeterias, Superintendent Art Edgerly has said.

The district’s last remodeling project was 18 years ago. Residents have passed only two bond measures for school upgrades in the past 20 years.

Port commissioners cited traffic safety issues and the need for a quality educational system to reel in businesses as some of their reasons for backing the February 2012 bond measure.

You can learn more about the bond at http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us.