Reader says the teachers’ current contract is almost up. I would expect job actions to begin sometime next year in anticipation of a new round of negotiations

This post is not appropriate for a public forum. We can disagree without name calling and snarky remarks about our neighbors. The level of anger and nastiness in all debates in Ridgewood is over the top. Our current council election is a disgrace. I feel terrible for Mayor Knudsen and will definitely not be voting […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

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|13 Comments

After the Council Elections are over, we will have to take back the Ridgewood Board of Education

April 24,2018

Take Back Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, form the Facebook page Take Back Ridgewood , After the council elections are over, we will have to take back board of education from Brogan, Lancto and Wilson.
Here is a post from resident Dan Creed.

I am told that the BOE has decided to not spend $755k on windows after all. […]

By |April 24th, 2018|village of ridgewood|4 Comments

Ridgewood School Board Meeting Tonight

April 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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

Ridgewood Village Council to begin the Village Master Plan Visioning Process

April 14,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen announced Friday afternoon , “As Promised – Ridgewood Village Council approved the hiring of NV5 to begin the Village Master Plan vsioning process. Details will be announced soon!”

The Mayor goes on , “Ridgewood is embarking on the development of a new […]

By |April 14th, 2018|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

$110 Million Dollar Ridgewood School Budget Presentation at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium April 16th

April 9,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium will host the next addition of the 2018-19 preliminary budget presentation, with final vote by the Board of Education on May 7. Public presentations are set for April 16 and May 7.Click here to view the 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget presentation, given at […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Reader says the School Budget gets bigger and bigger with Ridgewood continuing to go down in almost every way

Admittedly, we have been here since Jan 1971. When we moved in, the taxes were about half of what we now pay (and we thought they were very high then!). When we moved in Ridgewood was in the highest grouping in both national and state rankings. When we moved in there were approximately half the […]

By |March 25th, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Reader says The Board of Ed knew exactly what it was doing when they changed the election date

The Board of Ed knew exactly what it was doing when they changed the election date. This totally removed the possibility of voters voting the budget down and released a wild spending spree on the part of the board. They are literally saying, “You can’t stop us. We can charge as much as we want.” […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments