As the Ridgefield School District tackles a projected budget deficit, money they hoped to save on energy costs likely won't be realized. Superintendent Dr Karen Baldwin told the Board of Ed that the cold snap prevented them from turning down the thermostats at night. There were also water main breaks affecting Barlow Mountain Elementary and Ridgefield High school. One Barlow Mountain classroom, was damaged and the break at the High School happened on New Year’s Day. The deficit is projected at just over a million dollars, but Baldwin believes most will be offset by the freeze put in place in September.