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Full-Day Kindergarten a Major Question for Ridgewood

FAQ on Full-Day Kindergarten: Public Vote is November 8
Public Presentations are October 5 and 27 at 7 p.m.
The November 8 election ballot will include a question for residents about implementing full-day Kindergarten (FDK) in Ridgewood. Public presentations will be held on FDK at 7 p.m.. at BFMS on Wednesday, October 5 and at GWMS on Thursday, […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening of School Report September 2016
Click here to view the superintendent’s Opening of School Report 2016, containing statistics and summaries on enrollment, curriculum, facilities and technology

BOE-REA Sign Memorandum of Agreement
 The Board of Education and the REA negotiating teams signed a Memorandum of Agreement at 12:15 AM on September 13, 2016 concluding negotiations on a 3-year […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Ridgewood BOE waiting for teachers to Ratify

September 20, 2016

Dear members of the Ridgewood community:

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, September 13, the negotiating committees for the Ridgewood Board of Education and the Ridgewood Education Association (REA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for a three-year contract for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.

This MOA lists the new contract […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|5 Comments

BREAKING: Ridgewood BOE-REA Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Teachers Contract

September 13, 2016

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

Ridgewood NJ, The Board of Education and the REA negotiating teams signed a Memorandum of Agreement at 12:15 AM on September 13, 2016 concluding negotiations on a 3-year contract for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.  Terms of the agreement will be released after the REA members […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|13 Comments

The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

BOE Meets on September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Sepetmber 9,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The public is invited to attend the […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Labor Think Tank Economic Policy Institute Paper on Teacher Pay Making the Rounds in Ridgewood

September 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, This article has been making the rounds on social media lately . It has been put out by supporters of the teachers union or REA . The article is titled, “The teacher pay gap is wider than ever: Teachers’ pay continues to fall further behind pay of […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

No Contract Yet For Ridgewood Teachers

September 7, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Now that your children have started the new school year, we wanted to provide you with information about the status of the contract negotiations with the Ridgewood Education Association (REA).

Last night, September 6, the Board of Education members and the REA negotiating team met with the state-appointed super conciliator for […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|31 Comments

Readers say Ridgewood teachers are unreasonable ,Ridgewood has always been very supportive of teachers and education

BOE – stay strong. The teachers are unreasonable. Might not have this opinion if it was a different town but Ridgewood has always been very supportive of teachers and education as illustrated by the pay scale. We just can’t and don’t want to afford to indulge them any more. Note: Rankings are slipping … time […]

By |September 7th, 2016|village of ridgewood|3 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers.

The teachers should realize that the current lack of signs means very few support the teachers. Where do we get a sign supporting the Board? The teachers ARE going to cut out writing letters and any extra time w/the students. The Board and the parents are going to have to take a stance and not […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Ridgewood Education Association and Board of Education Face off in New Contract Negotiations

September 4th 2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Students return to school on Tuesday and as the new school year begins the Ridgewood Education Association members are still working without a contract. The Ridgewood Education Association is looking for the public’s support to settle their contract dispute with the school board which up till […]

By |September 4th, 2016|Ridgewood Schools|21 Comments