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NJ Senate Republicans Announce “Every Child Counts” School Funding Reform Plan

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Trenton NJ, Joined by Superintendents, Education Advocates in Support of Plan to Lower Property Taxes, Improve the Quality of Education in Classrooms, and Protect Our Most Vulnerable Children

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and members of the Senate Republican caucus announced the “Every Child Counts” school funding reform plan at a State House press conference today.

The package of legislation is designed to boost State support for special education, increase equity and accuracy of school aid allocations, and eliminate opportunities for school districts and municipalities to game the funding formula.

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31st Annual Super Science Saturday Today at 9am !

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Ridgewood Nj, The 31st edition of the LARGEST SCIENCE EXPERIENCE in North Jersey welcomes all ages and abilities. In addition to Rocket launches, Drones Races, Petting Zoos, 3D Printing, Egg Drops and a show by the LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, we’ve got a brand new lineup of exciting presenters from Large Robots to Aeronautic Engineering!

Admission is FREE thanks to support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and Valley Health System.

9am today at Ridgewood High School  , Ridgewood, NJ

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Reader says , “schools no longer split children according to their ability. That means the faster learners can sit, bored for days”

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” As I have commented before, Ridgewood schools attract people from all over the country, esp. autistic students. My new neighbor from Alabama told me that they came here after seeing on the computer that Ridgewood had an excellent program for Autistic children. I know of 2 others who moved into our neighborhood for the same reason. I am sure there are others as we have a good number of school buses coming onto the block. The main problem is that our schools are forced to spend so much money on disabled children that they have had to cut back on so much that made our schools great in the past. But even a bigger problem than that is the schools no longer split children according to their ability. That means the faster learners can sit, bored for days, until the others catch up. (Several mothers told me that this is why they finally sent their children to private schools.) The school system no longer offers Gifted and Talented programs. Basically our educational system tends toward the medium student and this automatically will cause our schools to be lowered in any academic ratings. I have no idea as to a solution for this but as long as this is the way our schools are tending we will continually decline in academic stature. “

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Reader says ,”the $110 million BOE budget implies $73,333 in budget per student per year”

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” Ridgewood parents and taxpayers deserve world class administrators who can provide inspirational leadership for those 500 staff, 1,500 students and ten buildings. Think about this as well: the $110 million BOE budget implies $73,333 in budget per student per year. And yet how little of that actually goes towards educating our children for the challenges they will face as they go out and take on the world? You REA thugs have perverted what was once a “Tradition of Excellence.” You seem to think your mere presence means excellence, when in fact it takes creative, inspirational leadership and hard work.”

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Prospective Ridgewood Board of Education Candidate Information

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Ridgewood NJ, Board Election Information for candidate petitions are available at the office of the Board Secretary, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Completed petitions must be submitted to the Board Secretary. The deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petitions is Monday, February 25th at 4:00 p.m.

You would need at least ten signatures and your signature may count as one of the ten.You must file your petition with my office by 4pm on February 25th.

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Ridgewood Public Schools Annual School Board and Budget Vote

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Ridgewood NJ, The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget will be voted on by registered voters in the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16. 

The following links go directly to pages on the Bergen County website.

How to:

Register to vote
The registration deadline is 21 days before an election. The deadline for registering to vote in the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, March 26.

Vote by mail
A registered voter may apply for a Mail-in Ballot by mail up to seven days prior to the election, or apply in person until 3 p.m. on the day before the election. Mail-in Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after polls close, or returned in person before the close of polls on Election Day. The deadline to apply by mail for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, April 9. The deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election is Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

FAQs on voting
Answers to general questions on registering to vote and voting

Please note: The office of the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections is the primary source for full information on voting and elections. Please consult the Bergen County website for more information at https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/about-superintendent-of-elections.

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The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget vote Tuesday, April 16,2019

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Ridgewood NJ, The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget will be voted on by registered voters in the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16.

The following links go directly to pages on the Bergen County website.

How to:

Register to vote
The registration deadline is 21 days before an election. The deadline for registering to vote in the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, March 26.

Vote by mail
A registered voter may apply for a Mail-in Ballot by mail up to seven days prior to the election, or apply in person until 3 p.m. on the day before the election. Mail-in Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after polls close, or returned in person before the close of polls on Election Day. The deadline to apply by mail for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, April 9. The deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election is Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

FAQs on voting
Answers to general questions on registering to vote and voting

Please note: The office of the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections is the primary source for full information on voting and elections. Please consult the Bergen County website for more information at https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/about-superintendent-of-elections.