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Letter: Support growing school district

By Megan Dudley, Ridgefield
Published: April 3, 2024, 6:00am

It makes sense to question why Ridgefield needs new schools when our surrounding districts are contracting. We are an anomaly. Ridgefield has grown 63 percent since the 2020 census; 50 percent of our population is under the age of 18. In the 2014-15 school year, we had 2,343 students, and by 2023-24, 3,939 students (not including the Early Learning Center and Virtual Academy). When our last new school opened in 2018-19, we were at 3,227. The longer we delay the inevitable new school buildings, the more expensive they will be. Make the fiscally responsible choice; vote “yes” on propositions 10 and 11.

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