Reader says Ridgwood it’s Time for School District Consolidation

I watched last night’s meeting. They were trying to figure out how to budget with the coming property tax situation in NJ. They were real concerned about health care premiums going up too.
The answer is staring them in the face: What other states do CONSOLIDATION. New Jersey will be forced into it. One school supt. […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|13 Comments

Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight in the Ed Center

December 18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will be holding its regular public meeting December 18 2017 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the Board Room, 3rd Floor, Education Center.

At all regular meetings, two opportunities are provided for citizens to make comments. The public comment periods will be scheduled […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Time for Random Drug Testing at Ridgewood Schools

December 16,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, In a letter to Hopewell Valley Central High School parents this week, district Superintendent Thomas Smith spelled out his intention to propose a random drug-testing program for students next school year.

Given the events of the last few months some observers think it would be prudent for the […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Readers Not Impressed With Fishbien’s Letter Nor the Ridgewood Board of Ed attacking Parents who Pressed for Answers

Strange letter from our great communicator. What is he saying? About forgiveness. Should we forgive him for that Alice in Wonderland mad queen letter about the INCIDENT that has no name and that we should not talk about even to ask what happened. Should we forgive him for not saying one word, no response, to […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Parents Continue to Confront Ridgewood School Board on Bullying Issues

 

November 21,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, at the Monday night school board meeting , the Ridgewood Board of Educations was once again challenged by parents on the perceived lack of action on what some parents are calling a bullying epidemic at Ridgewood schools.

The school seemed unable or unwilling to confront the issue. The […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

Reader says the Ridgewood School Board should limit their dreams and focus on a good education

If the parents and the School Board would limit their dreams to what is NECESSARY to get a good education, the taxes for schools would be reduced. Kids don’t care about windows (except to look through them when they are bored in class.) nor golden fixtures in their bathrooms. If the fixtures work, leave them […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Reader says I couldn’t believe my ears, at last board of ed meeting where parents screamed about lack of communication about the “INCIDENT.”

file photo by Boyd Loving

I couldn’t believe my ears, at last board of ed meeting where parents screamed about lack of communication about the “INCIDENT.”
Fishbein went through the schools with powerpoint and pointed that they want the taxpayers to come up with MILLIONS of dollars to upgrade the windows and bathrooms and other cosmetic fix […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|5 Comments

Reader says The district wants to restrict the spread of facts

Question: What do you call a person who rushes to the scene of an unfolding fight, starts recording video and still images of same without otherwise getting involved or trying to de-escalate the situation or protect the person who lost the fight?
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Answer: A reporter!
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The district wants to restrict the spread of facts. It does not […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|14 Comments

Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Monday November 6th

November 5,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meeting is on Monday, November 6th at 7:30pm, 3rd floor Education Center.If you are concerned with the current state of affairs, lack of communication, serious issues being swept under the rug, BOE being concerned with the school reputation more than well-being of […]

By |November 5th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Coffee and Convo with the Ridgewood Board of Ed members and Dan Fishbein is next Wednesday, October 18 at the Ed Center

October 17,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Remember that Coffee and Convo with the Board of Ed members and Dan Fishbein is next Wednesday, October 18 at the Ed Center. Hope you can stop by for a cup and a chat between 7 and 8:30 p.m.!

Members of the Ridgewood Board of Education and Superintendent […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments