Ridgefield High School’s expansion to include science wing

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RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (KOIN) — Ridgefield School District broke ground on its high school expansion project Wednesday morning.

Ridgefield School District broke ground on the high school expansion project Wednesday morning, May 30, 2018. (KOIN)

The ceremony marked the beginning of construction that will expand Ridgefield High School. The expansion is the second of four phases included in the district’s 2017 $72 million bond program, which voters approved in February 2017.

The high school’s new two-story, 42,000 square foot facility will be built on the space currently occupied by the high school’s administration offices and library. It will house a new science learning wing, special education instruction, fine arts, media services, a college career center and additional general educational classrooms to accommodate the district’s growing student enrollment.

Superintendent of the school district, Nathan McCann told KOIN 6 News, “So that’s like another 1,500 kids approximately over the next four years. So for a district our size that’s very prolific growth — it’s coming fast and furious and that’s why we have this bond project that will provide us with some relief for all those students coming to Ridgefield.”

Construction will begin in mid-June — right after the school year ends. It’s scheduled to be done by fall 2019 and ready to open for the 2019-20 school year.

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