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New definition of arrogance – Ridgewood Board of Education members

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by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, Giving new meaning to the height of arrogance –

No mention of this November’s Board of Education election was ever noted on the Board’s official website. That’s right fellow taxpayers, the election was never referenced by the Board, at all.

No notice of election date was posted, no candidate bios were posted, no “please vote” message was posted, no election results were posted. NOTHING AT ALL.

What a bunch of arrogant morons the Board has become.

Our advice – VOTE THE BUMS OUT WHEN THE TIME COMES.

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Reader says , ” Just add water, and–Poof! Instant enemies “

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Kaufman is clearly normal, in that, he’s not interested in becoming enemies with anyone. But that doesn’t mean he will not start bumping into people in his new role as a member of the district’s board who already have ill will toward him because they are naked partisans or perceive him as a threat to their particular fiefdom. Just add water, and–Poof! Instant enemies.

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Accusations Fly Between Ridgewood Education Association and Ridgewood Board of Education over Contract

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Education Association put out a short statement on their Facebook page saying they were, “Puzzled today by the BOE statement regarding negotiations. The settlement structure that was agreed upon was one proposed by the REA. Does the Board believe that the REA doesn’t understand their own proposal?”

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The Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) and the Ridgewood Education Association’s (REA) negotiating teams signed a Memorandum of Agreement on October 9, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The BOE Negotiations Committee has issued the following statement:

The Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) and the Ridgewood Education Association’s (REA) negotiating teams signed a Memorandum of Agreement on October 9, 2018. That agreement states that “Salary distribution and salary guide construction shall be mutually arrived at by the parties and are subject to Board approval.”

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Early Results For Ridgewood Board Of Education : Kaufman Wins !

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Ridgewood NJ , these are Ridgewood results only :

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Kaufman 3899

Loncto  2562

Bergen Executive

Tedesco 5769

Schmeltz 3211

CD 5

Josh 6152

McCann 3152

NJ Senate

Menendez 5238

Hugin 4036

Bergen Sheriff 

Cureton 5123

DiLorenzo 3342

Tormo 317

Kugler 131

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Ridgewood Education Association : Board of Education no longer in agreement with the contract settlement

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Education Association , “Last week we were notified by the Board of Education that they are no longer in agreement with the contract settlement negotiated with the assistance of a state appointed mediator on Oct. 9. The issue pertains to the new salary guides that by agreement must be agreed upon by both parties. We submitted guide proposals to the Board on Oct. 10 and they waited almost three weeks to tell us they found them unacceptable and that they have a misunderstanding as to what the settlement actually means. Upon first learning this on Oct. 30 we informed the Board how we interpret the settlement and met again with the Board’s negotiating team on Friday to reiterate that point. Tonight the Board has indicated they need even more time to approve the settlement. We find this unacceptable and as such we find ourselves back at an impasse and potentially back at the negotiating table. Ridgewood’s teachers and secretaries have now been working for 128 days under an expired contract. Email Board President Vince Loncto at [email protected] and tell him to honor the agreement and settle now! “

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Reader says ,” I never thought I would consider moving but now it is seriously in my radar however painful it can be”

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On back to school night the RHS principal boasted that he has been all over the world and has never met the quality of education that RHS provides. I couldn’t believe my ears. I whispered to my wife “This guy is full of himself. We’re doomed”. Right there you have the answer for the RHS ranking woes. If right now we’re ranked 38th in NJ I bet next year we will fall below 50.
There are some teachers at RHS who are trying to reinvent the wheel with their teaching methods and basically just pose a problem to class without even giving lessons on it. So kids have to figure out where to find the info and study it by themselves. Teachers are not teaching and then we have to fork out $$$ for tutors. They are confusing and stressing these kids out with their “innovative” ways.
There are a lot of other teachers who really enjoy their work and are dedicated and I respect them. But I have a terrible feeling for the future when I think of where we are now and what will happen when the large buildings pop out across town.
I never thought I would consider moving but now it is seriously in my radar however painful it can be.

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Jim Morgan : I urge Village voters to reelect Vince Loncto to the Board of Education

Dear James,
I am the Vice President of the Ridgewood Board of Education and have served as a member for seven years. The views expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my fellow BOE members.

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Vincent Loncto Comments on the Upcoming Election

Tomorrow is Election Day and I hope you will exercise our greatest right  and vote.

In Ridgewood, we vote for one open seat on the Board of Education.  I am  seeking re-election to continue the work I began seven years ago.

With your vote tomorrow, I will work every day to keep our schools among  the best in the state and the country.  If re-elected, each decision I  will make will be the best for all students of the district and our
schools.  I will continue to respect the integrity of our educators and  educational product.  And I will always remember the taxpayer.

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Reader calls Cut and Paste Pro Loncto Diatribe voter suppression tactics

Ok… Its official (at least to me) The ” was going to vote for Kaufman but I no longer can in good conscience….” poster is either Loncto himself, or a lackey since he’s been posting the same long diatribe multiple times.

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