“The Board of Education is the governing body of the Ridgefield School District and derives its power and exists under the Constitution General Statutes of the State of Connecticut and the procedures of the Connecticut State Board of Education.” (RPS BOE Bylaw 9000) But what does that mean?
The Ridgefield district must comply with federal and state education laws. The BOE policy subcommittee drafts updates to local policies and creates new ones in response to the evolving landscape of federal and state education law in the context of our mission and vision, and community priorities. At a minimum, a local district must follow the legislation, but we can go beyond with policy. Where there is a discrepancy, the public act overrides local policy.