Great schools help to make great communities.
Why is local funding necessary?
Ridgefield School District receives less than 80% of total education costs from state and federal sources. Local funding through levies, bridge the gap between what the state pays and the actual costs of operating our schools.
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The possibilities for our future remain endless when our students have the support and supplies they need and deserve. Together we can make it happen.
citizens for ridgefield schools helps
By providing the schools with the proper funding, educational requirements can be met and exceeded.
As Ridgefield grows, so will the amount of kids who will be going to our schools. It’s import to plan for the future by building and expanding upon school buildings and facilities.
In order for our children to receive the highest quality of education, educational tools and supplies are necessary to properly educate in every subject matter.
Sports, Arts, Music, Science are just a few of the many programs that are such an important part of a child’s experience in school. We need to keep them in our schools and in the kids lives.
Citizens for Ridgefield Schools is comprised of citizens in the Ridgefield Community who work in support of passing levies and bonds.
Frequently Asked Questions
If the following doesn’t answer your questions, please feel free to email us.
The school district cannot advocate to pass a bond or levy issue. That is the job of the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools which is comprised of citizens in the community who work in support of passing levies and bonds.
Remember, Levies are for Learning and Bonds are for Building. Levies bridge the difference between state and federal funds received by the district and the actual costs of operating our schools. Bonds can be used only for facilities. Levies may not be used to pay for remodeling of existing buildings or new school construction.
Ridgefield School District receives less than 80% of total education costs from state and federal sources. Local funding through levies bridge the gap between what the state pays and the actual costs of operating our schools. As state funds for schools continue to decrease, local levy dollars are a necessity to preserve student programs and services.
A levy was recently passed in February of 2016. This levy will provide funds beginning in 2017 through 2019.
Levy funding pays for vital district services, educational programs, and materials including:
- CLASSIFIED STAFF including paraeducators, clerical and maintenance support
- CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY including hardware, software, service and support
- EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES including athletics, band, choir, drama and outdoor education program (CISPUS)
- MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS for schools, classrooms, grounds and district facilities (flooring, roofing, siding, etc.)
- PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT
- SCHOOL SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
- STUDENT HEALTH
- TEXTBOOKS such as adoptions and instructional materials
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and training for staff
- TRANSPORTATION to and from school for students including gasoline, bus maintenance and replacement