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Ridgewood Board of Education Misquotes Law on Current Members Terms

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood resident Saurabh Dani , “The board members said today at the open public meeting, in their presentation, that next board election will be in April 2020, BY LAW. They did not quote which law when trying to extend their term by 6 months from Nov 19 to April 20.Well, here is the law (they are ignoring the induction schedule requirements):

If a district moves from a November election back to an April election, then pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:60-1.1 (b)(2) the election of board members goes back to April, therefore the current school board members would have a shorter term in the year of change due to the induction schedule of the members elected at the April election.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting October 8 2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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Ridgewood NJ,The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, October 8th , 2018. The Board meets at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place,  at 7:30  p.m. to 10pm .
The public is welcome to attend the meeting, or to watch from home on Fios channel 33 or Optimum channel 77. Meetings are also streamed via the “BOE Webcast” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

Don’t miss an opportunity to voice your opinion on “School Board Elections ” and the “School Budget Vote ” , the BOE often uses the excuse that there is limited public participation at School Board Meetings .

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting  , October 8 2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM , at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place .

 

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Cyberbullying has been Major Problem at Ridgewood Schools for almost a Decade

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Ridgewood NJ, Cyberbullying has been major problem at Ridgewood Schools for almost a Decade . In 2009 News 4 New York reported that a 16 year old student who was outed by a teacher for being gay,  was then bullied ,became so depressed he had to finish his freshman year at home .

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Dr. Fishbein’s Letter on New Safety measures for the Ridgewood School District

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

To better secure our schools and most importantly, our children and staff, the Ridgewood Public Schools has recently incorporated the TPASS K-12 Visitor Management System into our daily safety protocols. This system operates with ID card readers now installed outside the main entrance at all of our schools. They have the ability to “red flag” visitors not allowed on school grounds and also create a visibly distinct visitor badge. We will pilot our process at Ridgewood High School starting Monday, October 1 and go live at all schools on Monday, October 8.

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Governor Murphy Announces “Computer Science for All” Initiatives to Advance K-12 STEM Education

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today announced details of his “Computer Science for All” initiative, a plan to bring technology and programming-focused classes to schools across New Jersey. The FY 2019 budget includes $2 million to increase the number of public high schools that offer advanced computer science courses.

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A Culture of Bullying Reported at Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ,  sources tell the Ridgewood blog that in September 2018 a member of the Ridgewood Girls Varsity Tennis Team  posted a derogatory unsportsmanlike photo on social media of a Ramapo High School Girls  varsity tennis player . Despite complaints from Ramapo School representatives and parents , the Ridgewood High School administration has done nothing and according to sources  acted like nothing ever happened.

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Ridgewood School Board Insists September 17 Resolution Does Not take a Position on the Date of the School Election

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood School Board Vice President Jim Morgan , tells the Ridgewood Blog in an email , “You might also find the language in the September 17 resolution of interest. Nowhere does it take a position on the date of the school election. It only seeks discussion. Here is the link to the District website that contains the approved resolution”

He also forwarded us an article from North Jersey media  , “Ridgewood weighs moving school elections yet again” https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2018/10/02/ridgewood-nj-could-move-school-elections-yet-again/1436010002/  Rather telling headline don’t you think?

Which all begs the question if you are not trying to take away residents vote on the Ridgewood School Budget ($110,000,000) why has the Board of Education invited the public and members of the Village Council to attend its Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 meetings for a discussion?

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Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, joins us on Tuesday, October 2 for a book signing and talk. We hope you can join us for this fantastic event.

Bookends Bookstore will be on-site at George Washington Middle School for the book sale and signing, which will begin at 6:15 pm. Dr. Borba will be available for a limited time at the conclusion of the presentation. If you would like to pre-order your book, please stop by Bookends located at 211 East Ridgewood Avenue and be sure to mention the event when ordering.

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