Wash. district starts first new construction in 20 years

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Ridgefield School District kicked off construction on the first new school facilities in over 20 years during a groundbreaking ceremony on May 9, at a construction site located between Union Ridge Elementary School and View Ridge Middle School.

Superintendent Art Edgerly thanked the Ridgefield community for passing the bond that enabled the construction of the district’s new facilities in February 2012.

“We are very thankful for the patrons’ approval of the $47 million bond,” said Edgerly. “Here we are, 15 months later, beginning construction on all three of our school campuses.”

Edgerly introduced representatives from the Ridgefield School District’s board of directors; leaders and members from the Bond Advisory Team and the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools community association; and representatives from the General Contractor Construction Management (GCCM) Team responsible for the new construction.