Reader says Ridgewood Public Schools has gone down the toilet since I move in and yet, I pay more and more each year

I moved in 30 years ago, years before I had kids. I’m still here after my kids have left RPS. My taxes have quadrupled but I’m still paying. I worked full time when my kids were young. and I paid good money for kindergarten enrichment. My kids are successful despite not having full day kindergarten […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|12 Comments

Ridgewood School Board Meeting Tonight

April 23,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, At all regular meetings, two opportunities are provided for citizens to make comments. The public comment periods will be scheduled after presentations and approximately 9:00 p.m. or just prior to the end of the meeting, whichever occurs first. The first opportunity may be limited by the presiding […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

Reader says All these comments on the Village Council and spending or saving money but not a word about the BOE

All these comments on the Village Council and spending or saving money but not a word about the BOE. Remember 2/3 of your tax bill goes to them. I saw were a few post on the BOE budget. Nothing about the members of the BOED . They spend our money and run unopposed. I don’t […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Acting Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet said he recognizes the need for modernizing the school funding formula

April 23,2018

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Trenton NJ, In his opening statement to the Senate Budget Committee, Acting Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet said he recognizes the need for modernizing the school funding formula by addressing adjustment aid and growth caps. “I stand with the governor to work with this body to work on statutory […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Reader says we voted away our right to vote on the BOE budget

Last year our municipal tax increase was well below the cap at under 1%. This year, the BOE is proposing an end run around the 2% cap, asking for a 3.62% increase. That’s 2/3 thirds of our property tax bills right there. So if you’re worried about taxes, you need to attend more BOE meetings […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding

Photo by Gail McLaughlin McCarthy yesterday 4/16/18

April 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School field flooded again , Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding, sounds familiar  and yes it is ,from August 2,2014 ,
Is seems ever time it rains now , significance damage is done to our playing fields and Village property .We […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|5 Comments

2018-2019 Ridgewood School Budget Information

2018-2019 Budget Information

April 16,2018
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Click here to view the 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget presentation, given at the March 20 Board of Education meeting. The final proposed budget will have a Public Hearing and Board of Education vote on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place.

The Board […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

The Best Jobs You Can Obtain With A Tech Education

April 14,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Everyone wants to get a great job after they get out of college. Just remember that you’ll first need to obtain the right education. You’ll also want to choose a job that will remain in high demand for the rest of your life. The good news is […]

By |April 14th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Village Council Pushes for School Resource Officer (SRO) to Secure Schools

file photo by Boyd Loving

April 11,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, in his recent news letter Councilmen Hache said , “Without question, tragic events like the one in Parkland FL, compel us to reevaluate the safety of our children. Many states have even begun to shift education funds to school safety. Councilmen  Hache  says […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood Board of Education Needs New Blood

April 10,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood BOE seats in recent years have come up for re-election unopposed. While many have asserted that the Ridgewood Board of Education does its best to keep the public off the board and is only looking for more yes-men or yes-women.  With the Ridgewood School system […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments