Election 2017: School candidates talk priorities, finances, backgrounds

Priorities, school financing and taxes, personal qualifications — questions on these matters were posed by The Ridgefield Press to candidates in contested races for the Board of Education. Seven school board candidates are competing for four four-year seats on the Board of Education. There are also two candidates on the ballot who are running unopposed for two-year school board terms. … read more

Enrollment: More students than projected on first day of school

While enrollment numbers continue to decrease throughout the public school district, the first day of classes brought some welcome news: the number of students in Ridgefield hallways to start the year was four more than projected. “We have lost 167 students,” said Fran Walton, chairwoman of the Board of Education. “When people hear that we’ve gained students — what that … read more

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