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The difference between two publicly elected local governing bodies in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Saurabh Dani reported on the Facebook page ;”it takes a Ridgewood Village” 

According to Dani, the difference between two publicly elected local governing bodies in Ridgewood:

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Reader says this is an attempt to make Ridgewood Elections more Partisan

“This year, the election occurred during school vacation, in spite of efforts for mail in ballots, you cannot expect high turnout.
We need to vote on school budget; much more transparency, more hearings, more public scrutiny.and more important, we need to vote on candidates. Ever since the vote was moved from April to Nov years ago, not one contested election. Is that voter participation? Lets see how it goes next year, when there will be an actual choice of members of the Bd of Ed.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight !

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold its next Regular Public Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019. The Board meets at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, or to watch from home on Fios channel 33 or Optimum channel 77. Meetings are also streamed via the “BOE Webcast” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

Meeting webcasts are immediately available on the district website.

Preliminary Budget

https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=18490411&fbclid=IwAR3VRSXT988a40fuPKFvj6pwlNjbwsLaiEARsAS0xgnR399LwFNncZSn8OY

agenda :

https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_207516/File/Our%20District/Board%20of%20Education/Board%20Business/02-25-19.pdf

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Reader says , “Time to Clean House at the BOE”

Watched the public comments on TV. It was a love fest for Loncto. Ok. So the guy served 7 years. He deserves some praise. But oh man, the level of drama about his being VOTED OUT OF OFFICE was sickening. And when you consider the people who were waxing nostalgic about him, well, enough said. SO glad Cris Kaufmann is in office as of January 1. And in the next go round we will have two more new faces. Time to CLEAN HOUSE folks.

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PUBLIC COMMENT RULES FOR RIDGEWOOD SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

 

RIDGEWOOD SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

DECEMBER 3, 2018

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

A. GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Please remember this is a public meeting. Anything you say will be a public record. As a result, pursuant to law, the Board of Education cannot respond to you publicly concerning certain matters, such as those regarding an individual student or personnel. If there is a matter that you wish to remain private concerning personnel or students, please contact the Superintendent’s Office.

Public comment periods shall also be governed by the following rules:

1. Persons wishing to speak must, upon being recognized, rise, sign in, and state their names and addresses.
2. Each speaker shall be limited to four minutes. The Board Recorder will note the time. A speaker who has not finished in the allotted time will be directed by the presiding officer to summarize quickly and relinquish the floor within 30 seconds. (ref: Policy 0167)
3. Comments shall be limited to issues. If personal remarks or discourteous statements are made, the presiding officer shall require the speaker to stop. No person will be recognized for a second time until all others asking to speak have been heard.
4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer, no participant may address or question Board members individually.
5. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard;
6. Questions requiring investigation shall be referred by the Board to the Superintendent’s Office for consideration and later response. A participant may be asked to submit such questions in written format.
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Ridgewood School Board Resolution for Reduction of 2019-20 Budget 2% Increase by $551,887

Resolution for Reduction of 2019-20 Budget 2% Increase by $551,887

WHEREAS, the 2018-2019 Ridgewood School Budget property tax levy exceeded the New Jersey 2% ceiling on annual property tax increases by $551,887 by using allowable waivers under the cap rules; and
WHEREAS, the increases in state aid for the 2018-2019 school year provided the District with additional revenue not built into the 2018-2019 Budget; and
WHEREAS, the Ridgewood School Board voted on July 24, 2018 to revise the annual Requisition of Taxes from $97,996,144 to $97,444,257; and
WHEREAS, the reduction in the Requisition of Taxes was achieved using part of the additional state aid; and
WHEREAS, by reducing the Requisition of Taxes by $551,887, the property tax base was not reduced, and this amount will be in future year property taxes for purposes of calculating the allowable 2% annual increases; and
WHEREAS, it was the intention of the Ridgewood School Board to permanently reduce the property tax base by the restored $551,887;
NOW BE IT RESOLVED, the Ridgewood School Board does hereby instruct that the 2019-2020 Ridgewood School Budget be prepared under the assumption that the maximum allowable property tax increase is set at 2% LESS $551,887 to permanently eliminate the effects of the2018-2019 property tax increas

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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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Ridgewood School Board Dismisses Racism Complaint Out of Hand

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Ridgewood NJ, At the October 8 BOE meeting, during the public comment section, a resident made a remark that many residents considered to be both racist and vicious towards Asians. Other residents of Asian background who were at the meeting and those who saw the video or the text of the comment concurred.

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The League of Women Voters will host a candidates night debate for the Ridgewood School Board Tonight

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Ridgewood NJ, Monday October 29, the League of Women Voters in Ridgewood will host a candidates night debate for the Ridgewood School Board .

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