Ridgewood School Budget Tops $105 Million


Resolution for Adoption of the 2017-2018 Preliminary Proposed Budget for Submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools It is recommended that the Board approve the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Ridgewood Board of Education, to approve the 2017-2018 school district preliminary proposed budget, as follows, for submission […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|13 Comments

What will Trump’s push for ‘school choice’ mean for N.J. students?

file photo by ArtChick

Updated March 06, 2017
Posted March 06, 2017

By Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for

Calling education the “civil rights issue of our time,” President Donald Trump used his address before Congress last week to highlight one of his top issues – school choice.

Echoing a campaign promise, Trump vowed to push for students […]

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Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight at 7:30pm

March 6 2017 7:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ

DescriptionThe public is invited to attend the meeting, or watch it live on Fios channel 33, Optimum channel 77, or on the “Link in Live” tab of the district website at
BOE agenda here

By |March 6th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Annual Ridgewood Teacher Recognition Awards

Nominations for Annual Teacher Recognition Awards

Teacher and Education Services Professional Recognition

March 6,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Teacher Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 school year. Please click here for more information and nomination forms.  Completed nominations can be mailed to Human Resources at the Education Center or emailed [email protected]

The nominations deadline is […]

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Ridgewood Schools Update for Full-day Kindergarten

“Kindergarten is the place for young children to learn. It must be ready for them so that their learning is unhampered and they can try out new skills without fear of mistakes. Kindergarten is a time of growth, experimentation, and a budding understanding of the world and their place in it.” New Jersey Department of […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood’s 73rd Year Dads Night

Fri, March 10, 2017 – Sat, March 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, E Glen Ave N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, Entering our 73rd year, Dads’ Night puts on an annual fundraising show for the Ridgewood Somerville/
Hawes Elementary Schools and general public. Our show is the result […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood taxpayers got screwed when they defeated the $84.9 million school budget

“Unfortunately in a Democracy, some suffer because of the decisions of the majority.” Not always true, in 2010 many of my neighbors and the majority voted No, and Ridgewood taxpayers got screwed when they defeated the $84.9 million school budget.
Votes: 2,639 NO,,, 2,537 Yes…It was rejected by the voters, but the council ONLY CUT a […]

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Ridgewood Crew is having their annual row-a-thon in Van Neste Square from 10am -3pm

March 4,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, It is literally freezing outside today and Ridgewood Crew is having their annual row-a-thon in Van Neste Square from 10-3. Brrrrr….If you happen to be in town, please stop by to give these kids a boost and maybe buy a few things from the bake sale. This […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

The 20 N.J. school districts most dependent on state funding

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for
on February 28, 2017 at 7:15 AM, updated February 28, 2017 at 7:53 AM

TRENTON — When Gov. Chris Christie delivers his 2018 budget address on Tuesday, New Jersey school officials will be listening especially closely.

How Christie will address education funding is the biggest question about his final […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 05:51PM
A New Jersey college gave students a new way to learn about the world around them, but it was not for those with a weak appetite.

Aleena Andrews was among hundreds of students and staff at the College of New Jersey who tasted crickets for the first time Tuesday.

“Kind […]

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