The Ridgefield School District squeezes value from every dollar spent on new facilities. A partnership with the city saved taxpayers over $5 million on construction of the middle school by creating shared athletic fields. The fields were paid for by bonding against growth. Impact fees are paying for the shared fields. The middle school was permitted before its bond passed. This was a gutsy move that saved the district’s taxpayers $2.5 million and opened the school a full year ahead of schedule.
Similar savings will be achieved with a “yes” vote for Proposition 7 to construct a new, desperately needed elementary school.