***Update on Tuesday, Sept. 20***
The collective bargaining agreement between the REA and RSD has been approved by the teachers' union and is posted on our Employee Resources page under the Salaries + Agreements section. Revised academic calendars have been emailed to families and are also available online on all of our school and district websites.
Previous Package Proposals
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 5, 2022
Ridgefield School District Package Proposal to Ridgefield Education Association - Sept. 5, 2022
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 7, 2022
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 8, 2022
Summary of Proposal - Sept. 12, 2022
Ridgefield School District Package Proposal to Ridgefield Education Association - Sept. 12, 2022
The district regrets an error and the confusion brought about by stating the REA has not shared a "written proposal." To clarify, the REA has recently offered written "what-if" proposals, but at the time the statement was made, had not provided a formal bargaining proposal since Wednesday, September 7. The district has since received an updated formal proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept 13, 2022
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 14, 2022
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 15, 2022
Summary of Proposal with Salary Schedules - Sept. 16, 2022
Update on 9/18/2022:
Tentative agreement reached, school is back in session on Monday, Sept. 19
The Ridgefield Education Association (REA) and Ridgefield School District (RSD) have come to a tentative agreement on a new teachers’ contract. The 2022-2023 school year will recommence with a regular attendance day at all district schools (including the Early Learning Center) on Monday, September 19.
As part of the final negotiations, an amended academic calendar will be finalized and emailed to parents, as well as posted on our school and district websites. School closures caused by a strike are much like weather-related school closures, and those dates must be made up. Students will receive 180 days of quality instruction regardless of any delays to the school year.
Frequently Asked Questions
On the evening of Tuesday, September 6, the Ridgefield School District received an email from the Ridgefield Education Association (the teacher’s union) notifying us that if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached by Wednesday, September 7, the teacher’s union intends to go on strike on Friday, September 9. Below you'll find some common questions and answers about what a strike would mean for students and families.
What is the latest salary proposal information?
On September 5, RSD proposed a three-year contract that includes raises of 7.5% this school year; at least 4.5% next school year; and at least 3% for the 2024-25 school year. Below, you can see comparisons between the starting and maximum teacher salaries in the RSD and neighboring school districts.
RSD proposed 2022-23 salary scales compared with local districts:
What are the average class sizes, special education caseloads, and planning times in Ridgefield School District?
Below is a comparison of the total number of weekly minutes of planning time allotted to district teachers.