The Public is Always Welcome!


The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM, in the Elementary Cafeteria, 62 School Drive, Ridgway, PA. Total occupancy for in person participation is 25 (including board members, superintendent, business manager and public). To participate by phone please call 814-776-4268 (pin# 15853). Agenda items include information for the board from the faculty and staff; buildings, grounds and finance; policy and personnel; and extra-curricular activities.  For additional information you can visit our website at and click on the link on the left side of the page “Community” then choose Board Meeting Notices, then BoardDocs.


We welcome public attendance at both our work session meeting and our regular board meeting, which take place on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month respectively, with the exception of December. The Board convenes at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School cafeteria at 62 School Drive, Ridgway, PA. The public meeting begins at 6:30 pm. The Board’s secretary, Amy Ellis will post a meeting agenda on BoardDocs at least 24 hours prior to meetings.

UPDATE 08-11-2020:  Due to the COVID 19 health and safety guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA-DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the total capacity for indoor gatherings (non-instructional purposes) is 25. When we reach that capacity, the public will have the opportunity for virtual participation.

Board Governance

The Ridgway Area School District’s Board of Directors consists of nine elected or appointed community members who work together provide for the growth and achievement of students and staff. The RASD Board provides the decision making foundation for both short term and long term impact. Through collective governance, the Board advocates earnestly, leads responsibly, governors effectively, plans thoughtfully, evaluates continuously, communicates clearly, and acts ethically. For more information about school board governance please visit

The Board goals include:

*Providing learning opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population.

*Continuing to build trusted relationships with all stakeholders.

*Continuing to build a culture of safety and support. 

We’ve gone paperless! Find all meeting information, district policies, and more at BoardDocs.

Board Members

Board Associates

Board Solicitor
Attorney Jennifer Gornall, Knox Law 

Board Treasurer
Donna Sidelinger, RASD Business Manager


Board Secretary
Amy Ellis, RASD Administrative Assistant