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Ridgefield School District redrawing elementary boundaries

Plan to address anticipated overcrowding also includes classroom conversions

By Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 25, 2022, 8:10pm
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Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. With Ridgefield's bond failing at the April 26 special election -- the fifth time it's failed since 2019 -- the school district must make a series of difficult decisions on how to remedy the issue of intense population growth in the coming years without any new space to look.
Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. With Ridgefield's bond failing at the April 26 special election -- the fifth time it's failed since 2019 -- the school district must make a series of difficult decisions on how to remedy the issue of intense population growth in the coming years without any new space to look. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Ridgefield School District officials on Tuesday unveiled their plan to redraw elementary school boundaries in the district to balance enrollment ahead of an anticipated boom in students entering the district in the coming years.

The decision was forced into action following Ridgefield’s fifth consecutive bond failure last month; had the measure passed, the district would have begun construction on a new elementary school to be open in time for the 2023-24 school year.

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