As usual information from Winograd is one sided without all the facts. Thought Lindenberg previously said he wanted accurate information for people to be informed. Why are these people keeping themselves busy trying to spread misinformation to take away people’s voting rights? Stop trying to scare everyone by making Ridgewood voters sound unhinged. Ironic signed by one usually unhinged.
“Matt Lindenberg I’m not blocked by Winograd or Mom’s Dads on Facebook . Took a look at your post and it’s exactly as reported in original comment and not taken out of context. Is there a reason you didn’t include it in your response?
Here it the Facebook post as written by Matt Lindenberg, “I guess I see it as a choice between 50-60% (not positive about those numbers) electing good BOE members to get the budget work done right, or 14% voting to approve it. Given that choice, my opinion 50-60% representation is better. You may disagree.”
Matt Lindenberg, as someone participating in a campaign to take away a voting right, shouldn’t you know the facts? Don’t you have an obligation to tell people the truth? In this instance your 50-60% is completely inaccurate and even more so when considering lack of down-ballot participation.
Ridgewood residents deserve better than a campaign of misinformation.”
the staff of the Ridgewoodblog
Ridgewood NJ, Approval: Resolution for Adoption of the 2019-2020 Budget for Submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools The Ridgewood Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, approves the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ridgewood Board of Education approves the 2019-2020 school district budget, as follows, for submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Fishbein Budget Tax Levy General Fund $107,043,634 $96,014,943 Special Revenue Fund $ 1,467,567 $ 0 Debt Service Fund $ 3,138,550 $ 2,869,732 Total Budget $111,649,751 $98,884,675
The district has proposed programs and services in addition to the Core Curriculum Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Information on this budget and the programs and services it provides is available from the school district.
There should be raised for the General Fund Tax Levy $96,014,943 for the ensuing School Year: (2019-2020). The General Fund includes $300,000 which is to be withdrawn from Emergency Reserve. CAPITAL RESERVE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Included in budget line 620, Budgeted Withdrawal from Capital Reserve – Excess Cost & Other Capital Projects, is $1,300,000 for the following construction projects: • Renovation of Four Bathrooms at BFMS and GWMS • Replacement of Stadium Turf Field at RHS • Districtwide Parking Lot Paving • Repairs to the BFMS Track Pole Vault & Javelin Areas
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Governor Murphy today announced state school aid funding for his Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal that provides record levels of support for New Jersey schools.
The Governor’s proposed budget would provide $15.4 billion to support schools, a record level for New Jersey education funding.Continue reading Ridgewood Schools Will See Big Jump in State Aid for 2020
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.
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
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.
The obvious answer to your questions is No and No. Town members care, but the people in charge act like we don’t exist –so nobody is there, and they all have soundproof earplugs–so nobody cares! They have set up an impenetrable wall between themselves and the voters. They only pretend to care when it is nearing the elections. They pretend to listen to villager complaints but continue on their merry way with excessive spending on ANY project that ANY ONE thinks they’d like to see in Ridgewood. We can’t just vote them all out because they take their turns at election time. Nobody who seems to have a brain in their heads and some financial awareness wants to run. Who wants to take on all the personal attacks they would be subjected to if they try to contradict any of the rotten ideas presented? I am afraid that no-one with a brain or financial ability will stay/or move to Ridgewood.
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education once again appears to be pretending to be open to public input while their mind have already been made up on an issue . The Board for years has stonewalled residents and has demonstrated that they are far more interested in placating their NJEA masters. Lets face it a budget vote would remind residents every year that the school budget is 2/3 of their tax dollars and that at $110,000,000 it is an enormous . The Board appeared to be tone deaf and was also accused of violating the open public meeting act or at lest actively trying to circumvent it. .
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Fishbein presented the timeline for Ridgewood’s Board of Education elections resulting from the public budget vote being restored by the Ridgewood Village Council.