The Public is Always Welcome!

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. Additional information will be shared in the following two weeks. 

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. Fro 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

Aimee Kemick

Padriac McGrath
Vice President

Jeannie Allenbaugh

Mike Fernan

Amy Goode

Megen Handley

Johna Holtz

Sandra Lawrie

Andy Thompson

Board Associates

Board Solicitor

Attorney Jennifer Gornall, Knox Law 

Board Treasurer

Donna Sidelinger, RASD Business Manager


Board Secretary

Amy Ellis, RASD Administrative Assistant