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Ridgewood BOE Corrects Polling Information

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Ridgewood NJ, IMPORTANT NOTICE: Board of Education Budget Election will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – polls will be open 6am – 8pm. Sample ballots, mailed to Ridgewood voters, incorrectly note polls open at 2pm. Please share this important information with friends and neighbors.

Board of Education Budget Election – Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – POLLS OPEN 6am – 8pm.

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Reader says , Voting no for first time in 40 years, for the sake of the Village”

” Voting no for first time in 40 years, for the sake of the Village.
The math is simple – – taxes get to the point where i decide its time leave my 4 bedroom, 4 bath house. Right now, the Village makes a lot off of my empty nest. But if they tax me to the point where i leave, then a family with three children move in at a cost of 10 to 15k a year each child to educate. That cost of 30 to 40,000 equals or exceeds what they collect from me now in taxes. The Village goes from positive income flow from me and my property taxes, to at best breaking even and more likely losing money. “

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Ridgewood Schools 2019-2020 $111,646,751 Budget

The slide portion of the presentation — reflecting Board-approved financial revisions — may be viewed here.

Following a presentation and discussion, the Board approved a Resolution for adoption of the 2019-2020 Proposed Preliminary Budget for Submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools. as follows:

The General Fund Tax Levy is $96,014,943 for the ensuing School Year: (2019-2020).

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March 26 is the deadline for registering to vote in the 2019-20 $111 Million school budget Decision

Are you registered to vote?

Ridgewood NJ, Tuesday, March 26 is the deadline for registering to vote in the April 16, 2019 school election for the 2019-20 school budget.

PLEASE NOTE: The annual school election on Tuesday, April 16 falls during Spring Recess for the Ridgewood Public Schools. Schools will be closed but polls will be open from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. Or, VOTE BY MAIL! It’s easy! Just send in the application form to the Bergen County Clerk by Tuesday, April 9.

Links to vote-by-mail applications and voter registration forms in various languages may be found on our voter page on the district website at…/distric…/voter_information.

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Reader says , “RHS’s acceptance is better than those schools advertise as the national rate”


James, the person that keeps posting that our schools can’t produce statistically significant numbers of students gaining acceptance to the best colleges and universities and other unsupported bullS**T is “fake news”. Please have this CNN employee find some proof or evidence as we have asked for in the past.

This is what I see….
And for the 4 generations of my family that have been here, nobody sees it as a decline over the decades either. He or she is free to hate the people running the schools but the facts show our kids perform great and are accepted to great schools (regardless of opinions about people teaching and running the schools). I previously also spot checked the acceptance rates at the Ivy’s (since he or she has also mentioned them frequently) and RHS’s acceptance is better than those schools advertise as the national rate. Which is pretty impressive given one would expect our kids to be up against a negative bias as the Ivies strive for both geographic and racial of diversity.
On top of all of that; if ranked against other public schools, (excluding the ones that are by acceptance such as Bergen Acad), RHS is top 10. Granted the goal is to be #1 but it is fake news to say it is declining or not getting kids into competitive schools at acceptable rates. This person must also be the the one that thinks downtown Ridgewood is lined with illicit massage parlors and gang members dealing drugs while patrolling with pit bulls. While it is humorous to the rest of us that live here and know the truth, but it is also harmful for us all to have such untruths posted as headlines. IF they produce anything other than some anecdotal BS it would be helpful to see it. Otherwise, it is just hurting all of us by making Ridgewood sound like Paterson. Which it is not. Is this person some kind of real estate developer trying to drive property values down so they can buy?

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Ridgewood Schools Director of Special Programs has Resigned


News: Director of Special Programs submits resignation

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff:

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Director of Special Programs Dr. Kim Buxenbaum submitted her letter of resignation. The Ridgewood Board of Education will accept her resignation at its next public meeting on March 11, 2019.

Dr. Buxenbaum is leaving the Ridgewood Public Schools to take the position of Director of Special Education with the New Jersey Department of Education. Dr. Buxenbaum is a very talented educator and I am confident that she will be very successful and have a positive impact at the State level.

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Reader agrees , “I, too, think we should definitely vote NO on the budget”

“I, too, think we should definitely vote NO on the budget. They are just throwing money away. However, in the past we have rarely voted NO and when we did, the Council felt sorry for them and cut out almost nothing. The budget has now reached an unbelievable total so I would hope they can cut more than just “a few thousand”. Cut the frills and leave in anything that is clearly a positive educational function. We don’t need to have every Superintendent’s Aide have an aide and that Aide have yet another Aide. We currently seem to have a system over filled with Administration and not geared to the students at all. You are right when you say the parents don’t dare complain for fear their children will receive some form of retaliation. That is standard to all schools. However, the teachers bear a huge burden in not snapping at the parents who believe that “their child can do no wrong.” My favorite comment came from a kindergartner who refused to follow any rules. He finally got angry and used several rather extreme cuss words. His mother was called and she asked “Well, what did you do to——- to make him angry?” Our daughter -in-law got taken to court by a parent because she had been unable to force a child to take something home which was then thrown out. It suddenly became extremely valuable . Fortunately the Judge literally laughed it out of Court. Teachers are expected to teach an interesting class while ignoring the potential distractions going on. So it is usually our School Board causing problems. “

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The Ridgewood educational system


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Ridgewood NJ, In Ridgewood schools, 52-percent of students are male while only 48 percent are female. The minority enrolment is only 28 percent. Ridgewood public schools are a tremendous comprehensive community in public institution district. They are loved because they serve students from kindergarten to twelfth grade in Ridgewood areas in New Jersey. There are 10 schools in the district that actually enrolled 5,772 students in 2014-2015 academic year. The student-teacher ratio is 13:5:1 so sometimes you need to buy custom essays to make up with the workload

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