The Ridgefield School District Board of Directors added a community member with long-standing ties to the district last week. 

RSD announced the selection of Brett Jones, a local landscaping business owner and parent of four in the district’s schools. He was selected by the four other board members April 2.

The district announcement noted Jones was a third-generation Ridgefield High School Graduate, adding that his great-grandfather, Walter Jones, was a school board member when Union Ridge Elementary School was built in 1952.

 “It is an honor to participate in the growth of Ridgefield schools, just like him,” Jones stated in the announcement.  “I believe the schools in Ridgefield are the heartbeat of the community.  Having lived in Ridgefield my entire life, I am excited to be involved with the school district during this time of growth in our town.”

The new board member owns Jones Landscape, Inc., which has supported the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council through donations of time and resources in the council’s ongoing landscaping project at the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center, the announcement stated. The company has also supported school events such as high school commencement ceremonies.

Jones will represent District 3, a seat formerly held by Steve Radosevich, who resigned in March. 

“Brett will be a great addition to the school board,” Ridgefield School Board President Scott Gullickson said in the release.  “I look forward to working with him and the rest of the board as we continue our pursuit of premier.”

“Brett’s enthusiasm for all things Ridgefield, combined with his extensive business background and common-sense approach make him ideally suited to serve the district as a board member,” Ridgefield School District Superintendent Nathan McCann said.

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