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BOE Meeting Minutes

The Ridgefield Council of PTA's provides recaps of all BOE meetings.  You can go to the site by clicking here.


School Start Times


September 27 – Survey was sent out to parents and RHS students regarding certain
school start time scenarios.  If you did not receive your survey, please email Dr. Miller (


September 25, 7:30pm (BOE Annex) – Board of Education Meeting


October 10, 7:30pm (BOE Annex) – Board of Education Meeting


October 16, 7:00pm (ERMS) - Special Board of Education Meeting for School Start Times


October 23, 7:30pm (BOE Annex) – Board of Education Meeting – at this meeting, the
Board is scheduled to decide which school start time scenario to implement for the
2018-19 school year; the BOE could decide not to change start times and to maintain
the status quo; the selected start time structure will be incorporated into the proposed
2018-19 budget upon which all taxpayers will vote in May.

It is important that parents inform themselves about the school start time discussion.
• Review the RPS School Start Time Project webpage and linked materials (link
• Attend or watch upcoming BOE meetings. You can follow the meetings online
( or via Twitter @RidgefieldPS,
#ridgefieldBOE and #ridgefieldps.

If parents wish to have their opinions heard, they should attend the
October 10, October 16, and/or October 23 BOE meetings and speak during the public comment
period. Parents can also email the members of the BOE to share their views. The
emails are listed below. A high participation rate for the survey is crucial. Parents should complete the survey promptly, completely and honestly. If there is a free response option provided, parents
should share their specific feedback there.



Ridgefield Public Schools–Board of Education Contact Info:

Frances Walton (BOE Chair):

James Keidel (Vice Chair):

Michael Taylor (Secretary):

Stephanie Bell:

David Cordisco:

Tracy O’Connor:

Douglas Silver:

Sharon D’Orso:

Margaret Stamatis:


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