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Ridgefield school board votes to put $77 million bond issue on February ballot

The Columbian
Published: December 5, 2018, 8:00pm

Ridgefield School District’s board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on Feb. 12, 2019, nearly two years after voters in the district approved a $78 million bond.

If approved, the money will be used, along with approximately $15 million of state assistance, to construct a new K-4 elementary school, expand Ridgefield High School and renovate the vocational education building, construct covered play areas and upgrade heating and cooling systems at South Ridge Elementary School and Union Ridge Elementary School and make safety and security upgrades districtwide.

In October, the district purchased 27 acres of land located in the Claiborne Acres section of the city, south of Northeast 279th Street and east of North 65th Avenue. That land is expected to be the location of the K-4 school, should the bond pass.