The Public is Always Welcome!

PUBLIC NOTICE 08-05-2021:  The Ridgway Area School District has a board seat vacancy. Residents of the Ridgway Borough or Township can express interest in the vacancy by submitting a letter of interest to Ms. Aimee Kemick, RASD Board President at . Letters of interest should include the individual’s education, professional/employment background, areas of advocacy/interest in the community, and priorities in education with the intent to enhance student opportunity and growth. Letters of interest should be received by noon on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

RASD welcomes public attendance and participation at all school board meetings. The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors hold work session meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month and a regular board meeting on the 1nd Tuesday of the month, in the Elementary Cafeteria, 62 School Drive, Ridgway, PA. Attendance and occupancy shall be in compliance with the PE Department of Health and Department of Education guidelines. 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.

The Board’s secretary, Amy Ellis will post a meeting agenda on BoardDocs at least 24 hours prior to meetings.

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 school district governance that ensures 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

Board Goals (December 2018 through December 2022 – 4 years)

1. RASD will provide learning opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population.

2. RASD will continue to build trusted relationships with all stakeholders.

3. RASD will continue to build a culture of safety and support for all students and staff.

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

Board Members

Board Associates

General Board Solicitor
Attorney Jennifer Gornall, Knox Law 

Labor Solicitor
Attorney Mark Kuhar, MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP

Board Treasurer
Donna Sidelinger, RASD Business Manager


Board Secretary
Amy Ellis, RASD Administrative Assistant