District Goal 2

Provide safe, inclusive, and supportive environments that nurture the well-being of the whole child.


  • Develop and expand family resource center(s) to address the broad range of students and family needs at each school.
  • Develop and expand after-school extracurricular program offerings to support students’ diverse interests and needs.
  • Actively review and refine emergency school procedures with partnering agencies and first responders.
  • School improvement plans will address respective and collaborative environments among all school community members.
  • Implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in all schools. 
  • Construct and maintain facilities with an emphasis on a safe environment that is conducive to student learning. 
  • Deliver whole child professional development to staff and parents. 
  • Expand staff and partnership capacity to address the mental health needs of students.  

Measurement of Success

  • Reduction in the disciplinary disparity between student sub-groups in the district at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  • Reduction in suspensions and/or expulsions in the district at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  • Continuous improvement in positive response rates on Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)  on the Healthy Youth Survey.
  • Annual increase in the percentage of students involved in extracurricular activities in the Ridgefield School District.
  • District’s successful completion of Safety Audit and Action Plan annually.
  • Annual increase in the percentage of participants in Community Education programs.
  • District will continuously make facility enhancements to support safe, inclusive learning environments.