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Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight

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Ridgewood NJ, The next Regular Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be aired live on television, FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77, and streamed via the “Link in Live” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us. Meeting webcasts are generally posted immediately to the district website.

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Resident Questions lack of Public Discussion at Ridgewood BOE Meetings

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Ridgewood NJ, Saurabh Dani the Admin of It Takes a Ridgewood Village pointed out some odd discrepancies between how the Village Council conducts business and how the Board of Education conducts business . In a post Dani said:

“Our village council has work session discussions and then at the next meeting they have vote. Many school boards follow similar structure but they don’t always meet in public for work sessions but still keep minutes – they call it “caucus meeting” where agenda and minutes are published, e.g. Jersey City, Rahway etc.

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RHS Stadium Lights

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School leaves the RHS Stadium lights on. Beside a wast of tax payer money it shows and extreme lack of
eco-consciousness , after all according to some of you the world is going to end in less than 12 years , you would think you would at least make some effort ?

Boyd loving reported, ” RHS Stadium and Stevens Field field lights were on all evening with not a single sole playing/practicing on either field since the moment lights were turned on.

Go ahead, make my day by telling me that it’s cheaper/more energy efficient to leave the lights on then to have them turned off when the field is not in use.”

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Teacher Blamed for Trump Yearbook Controversy Claims Her Free Speech Rights are being Violated

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HOLMDEL NJ, The high school teacher who was blamed for a yearbook censorship controversy in Wall Township in 2017 filed a motion in the Superior Court in Monmouth County on Thursday, seeking immediate relief from a Board of Education (BOE) policy that has blocked her from being able to tell her full story to the media.

In her original lawsuit filed on May 6, 2019, Susan Parsons alleged she was framed by members of the school administration as the person responsible for digitally altering a student’s 2017 yearbook photo to remove a “Trump: Make America Great Again” logo from his shirt, a narrative she was unable to refute due to an ongoing BOE media gag order.

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Reader says , “Ridgewood residents deserve better than a campaign of misinformation”

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“Matt Lindenberg I’m not blocked by Winograd or Mom’s Dads on Facebook . Took a look at your post and it’s exactly as reported in original comment and not taken out of context. Is there a reason you didn’t include it in your response?
Here it the Facebook post as written by Matt Lindenberg, “I guess I see it as a choice between 50-60% (not positive about those numbers) electing good BOE members to get the budget work done right, or 14% voting to approve it. Given that choice, my opinion 50-60% representation is better. You may disagree.”

Matt Lindenberg, as someone participating in a campaign to take away a voting right, shouldn’t you know the facts? Don’t you have an obligation to tell people the truth? In this instance your 50-60% is completely inaccurate and even more so when considering lack of down-ballot participation.

Ridgewood residents deserve better than a campaign of misinformation.”

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Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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Ridgewood NJ, The next Regular Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be aired live on television, FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77, and streamed via the “Link in Live” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us. Meeting webcasts are generally posted immediately to the district website.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Updates Full day Kindergarten Implementation

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Ridgewood NJ, at the Ridgewood Board of Education meeting the BOE presented what amounted to nothing more than an over priced baby sitting service. This should be interesting when all the new high density housing floods the schools with new students.

UPDATE ON SECOND YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN
Supervisor of Elementary Education Jean Anne O’Neill and the elementary school principals provided an update on the full-day Kindergarten program, covering the topics of multi-sensory reading, social-emotional learning, purposeful play, learning centers for math and language arts, and lunch and recess. The gift of time through the extension of the day allows the teachers to develop the talents and interests of the Kindergarten students. 

  • The slide portion of the presentation may be viewed here.
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Class-action Lawsuits have just been Launched against the main supplier of Synthetic Turf Fields in the Suburbs of New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, There is a closely related story in the community that requires investigation and exposure.

Area schools, towns and public agencies have spent millions of dollars installing synthetic turf  fields in recent years.  A number of important class-action lawsuits have just been launched against the main supplier of synthetic turf fields in the suburbs of New Jersey.

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Reader says the BOE is running its own agenda over the majority will

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” Through various ways a select group of people took the BOE and Admin in their iron grip, running their own agenda over majority wish, the Budget vote has taken that privilege away and that’s why this frustration, One Vote’s target is taking away the Budget vote and additionally influencing the local politics of Ridgewood with the muddy national one. “