A school board is a legislative body of citizens. The school board representatives are called school directors and are elected locally by their fellow citizens to serve as agents of the state legislature. The Ridley School Board consists of nine members who serve four-year terms of office without pay or any form of compensation.
School directors, although locally elected, are really state officials, co-partners with the legislature. They are designated by school law to administer the school system in each district.
Individuals may contact the Board of School Directors by mail or email to the attention of the Board Secretary,
Mr. Charles Maiers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ridley Board of School Directors Composition of the Board 2023
Michael V. Capozzoli
Christine M. McMenamin
Christopher M. Bryan
John R. Cleghorn
Elizabeth R. Foss
Mary M. Hopper
Christopher L. Lenton
Dr. David K. Showalter
Joseph J. Ward
John F. X. Reilly, Esq.
History of Ridley School District
The merger of the Eddystone School District, Ridley Park School District, and Ridley Township School District established the Ridley School District on 1 July 1966.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires each public school district to participate in the Future Ready Comprehensive Planning Process (FRCPP). The Comprehensive Plan contains a variety of mandated plans. These additional parts include the Academic Standards, Induction Plan, Gifted Education Plan, Special Education Plan, and Student Services Plan. The 2020-2023 priorities for the Academic Standards and Assessment Requirements (Chapter 4) are derived from a review of the Future Ready Index (FRI) data. A copy of the plan is available for comments, questions, and suggestions in the document container below. Please email Director of Staff and Program Development Dana Pinketti to provide feedback.