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Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336

Board of Education

2020 Board Members
Frank Mathews, President
John Riebesell, Vice-President 
Alan Folkert, Member
Tony Griffith, Member
Cathy McCrea, Member 
District's Student Achievement Liaison - John Riebesell
District's Legislative Liaison - Cathy McCrea
Buildings and Grounds - John Riebesell and Cathy McCrea
Finance Committee - Frank Mathews and Tony Griffith
Athletic Council - Frank Mathews and Alan Folkert
Insurance Committee - Frank Matthews and John Riebesell
Certified Negotiations - Cathy McCrea and John Riebesell
Classified Negotiations - Alan Folkert and Frank Mathews
Wall of Fame - Tony Griffith 
Policy Committee Appointees - Tony Griffith and John Riebesell
Records Commission - Cathy McCrea
Coshocton County Career Center Representative - Cathy McCrea
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In accordance with O.R.C. 3307.353, the Board of Education of the Ridgewood Local School District hereby gives public notice that Jane Buehler, who was formerly employed by the Board as a high school teacher and now retired, is seeking reemployment with the Board for the 2019-2020 school year in the same position as a reemployed retirant.  The Board will hold a public meeting on the issue of Mrs. Buehler being reemployed as a retirant on Monday June 17, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at the offices of the Board, 301 South Oak Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845. 


Five-Year Forecast
As required by Section 5705.391 of the Ohio Revised Code, every school district in the state of Ohio is required to file a five-year forecast twice a year. The first is due by October 31 and a revised forecast is due by May 30 of each school year. The forecast for Ridgewood Local School District reflects financial information for the District’s General Fund and the Education Stabilization Fund and the Education Jobs Grant Fund. The first 3 columns reflect actual activity for the 3 most recent fiscal years (July 1 through June 30). The last 5 columns reflect estimates for the present fiscal year and four additional fiscal years.

The reader should remember that a forecast is somewhat like a painting of the future, which is based upon a snap shot of today that has been adjusted to reflect all known activities of the future along with certain assumptions and predictions of what may happen. In other words, it is a living document that becomes outdated once any additional information has come to light, which may introduce new events or changes in assumptions for the future. As such, the five-year forecast is a good planning tool at best and will change periodically as updated information becomes available.

The reader should also remember that the numbers themselves tell only a small part of the story in financial forecasting. For the numbers to be meaningful, the reader must review and consider the Forecast Assumptions before drawing conclusions or using the data as a basis of other calculations. In short, the Forecast Assumptions are crucial to understanding the meaning of the numbers contained in a financial forecast.

Since the preparation of a meaningful five-year forecast is as much of an art as it is a science, and considering all of the intricacies of the information being presented, it is recommended that you contact the Treasurer/CFO with your questions. 

Fiscal Year Finances Archive

Subsequent Financial Reports are archived in the Board Meetings Calendar on the right side of the page.  Use the down arrow at the top to view previous years.

Non Discrimination Policy

** Finance Committee Meetings  to take place 15 minutes before the regular board meeting. 

Board Meetings


Board Meeting
On 12/18/2020 at 7:00 AM
At Ridgewood Middle School
Board Meeting
On 11/20/2020 at 7:00 AM
At Ridgewood High School
Board Meeting
On 10/19/2020 at 7:00 PM
At Administration Office
Board Meeting
On 9/21/2020 at 7:00 PM
At Administration Office
Board Meeting **CHANGED TO RES
On 8/17/2020 at 7:00 PM
At Ridgewood Elementary School
Regular Board Meeting *Location Change to RES
On 7/17/2020 at 7:00 AM
At Elementary School