One of the important Town of Ridgefield boards is the Board of Education, which represents over 70% of our budget, but also holds the future of our children within their purview. Elected officials not only must have an in-depth knowledge of Connecticut education statutes, guidelines and mandates, but also have the financial savvy to make responsible decisions on how to apply the limited funds at their control. Many of their decisions certainly require the balancing of two or more important needs, and some most assuredly which bring screams from one side of the other.
The Republican Party nominated four excellent candidates to continue the excellent work that has become the norm and to continue keeping the Ridgefield school system not only No. 1 in Connecticut, but also one of the top nationally. Just look at the success of past graduates from our high school and how they progress to top universities and their careers.