The Ridgefield Board of Education could be asking for an allocation to cover a budget shortfall. Officials estimate they'll be $1.3 million short. There are a couple of things adding to costs this year, including winter-weather related repairs. The biggest drivers were a summer enrollment increase and the cost of special education. Out-of-district placements for special ed is costing about half a million dollars. In September, the Superintendent put a freeze on controllable accounts. 4 students with Individualized Education Programs already in place at private institutions moved into Ridgefield and since then, three more students with IEPs have moved to the district.