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Murphy’s benefits deal with NJEA and Other Public Unions – A snow job in September

by Organization For Economic Growth

Trenton NJ, Gov. Phil Murphy would have us believe he struck a tremendous blow for taxpayers with this new “deal” he negotiated behind closed doors with the NJEA and other public sector union heads
The deal is no bargain for taxpayers. Although there is more evaluation that needs to be done, it is clear from what we know that the alleged savings of $500 million over two years represents a tiny drop in the bucket of the $3.4 billion that state taxpayers spend for employee health care in a year.

The reported savings by the administration and the NJEA by moving retirees from traditional Medicare supplements to Medicare advantage, is supposed to save school districts $162 million next year and $110 million in 2020. That’s virtually nothing.

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Ridgewood Teachers 8th Highest Paid in Bergen County and 31st Highest Paid in the Garden State

photo courtesy of the NEA

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Ridgewood NJ, The state Department of Education recently released its annual Taxpayer’s Guide to Education Spending for 2018, which shows the median salary in every New Jersey school district and charter school.

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You Better Support Your Teachers , Ridgewood !

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Parents time to kiss up , the Ridgewood Education Association wants you to show your support , for Ridgewood teachers  and secretaries by displaying a lawn sign. Pickup anytime at 348 S Irving Street( on the porch). Remember if you want those recommendation letters you better step up !

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Ridgewood Schools 2018 Ashby Award and Tradition of Excellence award Presented at the all-staff Convocation

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Ridgewood NJ, Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools presented recipient GWMS Guidance Counselor Mike Mullin with the 2018 coveted Ashby Award, and also presented  Somerville School custodian Paul Buscher, with this year’s Tradition of Excellence award. The winners were announced at today’s all-staff Convocation.

( had some difficulties adding the second pic of Paul Buscher , will post a bit later )

 

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Reader says , Down down down we go

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Down down down we go. We don’t need the cosmetic devices. “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!”
How about spending some money on education instead of fancy finishes? No college asks “How beautiful was your school?” They ask “What did you learn there?” How many 3-D printers does Ridgewood own? How many students take the AP exams? How do they do? How many students who don’t wish to go to college but need education in more manual skills have that opportunity? We had all this up until the 80’s? We were very highly ranked in the 70’s, slightly lower in the 80’s, and as close to the bottom of current schools as we can get currently. Next year we well may be off of the charts.

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Reader says Teacher constant complaining is tiring

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Anyone teaching in the Ridgewood School System should be thankful that they are earning above average salaries in addition to the benefits and pension all NJ teachers receive. The whining is getting old. If you don’t like the arrangement, find another job. Teaching is a very difficult job and I could not be a teacher. I don’t begrudge them their packages but the constant complaining is tiring. As the above poster said, “You just had the summer off.” You should be refreshed. Try having 2 or 3 weeks off a year as your only respite from the daily grind!

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It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet?

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Ridgewood NJ, Parents & guardians: It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet? Cross it off your list before Labor Day weekend!

Parents and guardians, just a reminder to complete your online registration in Skyward by midnight, September 4. All households must complete this process through the Skyward Family Access service, a password-protected site that provides parents access to information on courses, grades, homework, attendance, classroom messages, food service and fee management. The information in Family Access will aid in current and continuing communication between you and your child’s teachers to promote student success. Each parent has their own Skyward login ID connected with their email on record.

Here’s the scoop:  https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_207516/File/Announcements/2018-2019/OnlineRegistrationPostcard2018-19.pdf

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TIMELINE FOR RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS

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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.

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