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Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. is the deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election !

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The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget will be voted on by registered voters in the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16. Polls will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. OR, vote by mail! The walk-in application deadline is Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. See below for more information.

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Class of 2020 Jumpstart College Planning seminar

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Ramsey NJ, Class of 2020 Jumpstart College Planning seminar
Monday, March 11th at the
The Mindful Café in Ramsey at 7:00pm
FREE seminar helping families jumpstart the college planning process.
Registration and more details:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumpstart-your-college-planning-free-seminar-tickets-5727982461

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Massive School Bond Initiative Fails

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Cherry Hill NJ, In a victory for common sense and fiscal prudence on Tuesday, December 11th, voters in Cherry Hill, Manalapan, Englishtown, Plumsted, Ringwood and Wanaque voted down $257.2 million in new spending for the four school districts representing those towns.

In Princeton, the measure to spend $27 million did pass a greatly reduced amount from the $130 million originally sought .

Perhaps New Jersey Voters and Taxpayers are starting to wake up? 

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Its that time of the year School’s Open so Drive Carefully

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September 04.2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, drivers need to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

According to AAA first and foremost drivers need to slow down. Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. A pedestrian is struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 mph is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster.
Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one-third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding.
Eliminate distractions. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing. And children can be quick, crossing the road unexpectedly or emerging suddenly between two parked cars. Reduce risk by not using your cell phone or eating while driving, for example.
Reverse responsibly. Every vehicle has blind spots. Check for children on the sidewalk, in the driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up. Teach your children to never play in, under or around vehicles.
Watch for bicycles. Children on bikes are often inexperienced, unsteady and unpredictable. Slow down and allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicyclist. If your child rides a bicycle to school, require that he or she wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet on every ride.
Talk to your teen. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, and nearly one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.