The Ridgefield Board of Education will not vote on a special appropriation because a projected deficit has been mitigated. During their meeting earlier this week, it was announced that the spending freeze enacted in September has resulted in savings. Health benefit claims have also come in lower than previous years. Ridgefield school officials had been looking at a deficit after 8 new students with special education plan had to be placed out of district, along with 3 other students already enrolled when the budget was crafted. About a dozen special education related settlements were also a factor.