Late on Friday morning, a group of two dozen or so parents, children and community members assembled at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center where the district and union representatives have been meeting. The group hoped to talk with Ridgefield Superintendent Nathan McCann or other administrators but were turned away.
“Dr. McCann is part of the district negotiations team and was not able to meet with any families without an appointment,” Vajgrt said. “He’s willing to meet with families with any concerns, but they need to make an appointment like any other time.”
Vajgrt added that the group’s presence led to the building’s closure for the remainder of the day, mentioning that district employees “felt unsafe” as members of the group led chants and knocked on doors.
Parent Heather Samuels called the district administrators “cowards” on the union’s Facebook page. “They won’t face the problem they’ve created,” she wrote.
A copy of the district’s most recent contract proposal can be found on the district’s bargaining updates page at https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/bargaining-update.
Additional information regarding the status of school on Monday can be expected between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.