The Ridgefield School District has implemented a spending freeze. It took effect September 18th after the district had to hire more teachers because of a higher than expected enrollment, plus additional special education expenses. Superintendent Karin Baldwin says the freeze will apply to “controllable” accounts such as technology, building repairs and cleaning supplies. There is a more than million dollar deficit in the district's budget. Baldwin says 4 Individualized Education Programs for families who moved to Ridgefield were in place from private institutions, and have to be implemented. Five special education lawsuits against the district have also been settled.