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the fly ,”One Village One Vote” front for BOE?

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…the fly has learned that the group “One Village One Vote” appears to be sanctioned by members of Ridgewood Board of Education and members of the Ridgewood Education Association and is purely an attempt to eliminate the school budget vote in Ridgewood . The fly has many friends in the Ridgewood Moms and Dads group and will continue to monitor the activities on the site for Ridgewood residents ….

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Reader asks “Why Lan Associates ? “

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Not on this subject, but if you’re planning to”follow the money” Lan company is an even bigger no bid–which is technically not correct because some company offered a contract thousands and thousands of dollars cheaper than Lan–because they bid only on true NEEDS– and were turned down. Lan was actually paid by the “Powers that Be” to look over the schools and see what we can possibly spend money on (actually stated as “determination of what is needed in our schools.”) So Lan wrote up every single thing they could possibly dream up and declared it all needed (for all we know they even added in old fashion pencil sharpeners and “Bouquet of chalk” so they could cover every thing imaginable to man). The first Honest Company was rejected because they fulfilled the demands of the bid while Lan was totally off the wall. “Money Makes the World Go Round” must have been written for Ridgewood. But try to trace it!

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Reader says , I have about a decade before my eldest needs to take some college admissions test, so hopefully this social justice nonsense would lose steam “

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I have about a decade before my eldest needs to take some college admissions test, so hopefully this social justice nonsense would lose steam by then.

Fact: kids bear no responsibility to how much time and $ their parents invested in them. Therefore penalising their hard-earned test taking labour is a wrong approach.

Fact: ppl will cheat like mad. Everyone has a Cousin Billy in some shittown whose address they can cite on SAT application to bump up their scores.

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Reader Goes Off on the Idea of “Buying Extra Credit”

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After watching the video, I was dismayed at our Superintendent’s ingenious explanation of “extra credit” as not an “academic credit” but merely a reward for the “most boxtops, etc” turned in. A reward benefits the class and they do “get something extra but it is NOT A HIGHER GRADE!” He also states “that extra credit has been awarded for decades” which is an accurate statement only if you do not count “extra credit” as a grade point issue. He is trying to pass it off as “One of those things that has always been done”. by including class rewards THAT DO NOT INCLUDE GRADE POINTS but are merely “rewards”.

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How Much Does The NJEA Really Spend On Politics?

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Ridgewood NJ, Over the last two weeks, since our launch, the Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey (SPCNJ) has shined a strong light on two important issues related to the powerful NJEA.

We showed, with each step clearly sourced, how the NJEA leadership funds its powerful political machine through a unique system based on billions of taxpayer dollars.  We have also highlighted the political professionals who have specifically benefitted from all that money, whether it be the millions in political contributions to elected officials or the millions more to NJEA headquarters staff, including six one-percenters who make ten times more than their union membership.

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Ridgewood Board of Education will hold its next Regular Public Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold its next Regular Public Meeting on Monday, June 3, 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.

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Turf Town 2.0

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Ridgewood NJ, on April 29 meeting, the Ridgewood Board of Education voted to again install a rubber crumb based field turf at RHS Field Stadium . In the usual method the Board made its decision without open discussions with residents, vendors ,students  and healthcare and environmental professionals.Crumb Rubber fill is basically ground up car tires .

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Ridgewood Crew Wins Silver and Gold at the SRAA National Championship Regatta!

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Nashport Oh, Ridgewood Crew has just returned from the SRAA National Championship Regatta hosted by the Scholastic Rowing Association of America on Dillon Lake in Nashport, Ohio. Ridgewood Crew entered 8 events out of a total of 496 entries from 156 clubs.

The primary function of the SRAA® is to run the Scholastic Championship Regatta each May, determining the North American Champions. High school athletics does not allow sporting events to be held which decide national champions. This regatta, nevertheless, is informally recognized by the rowing community as a national championship.

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New legislation would clarify the length of Terms for Schools Trustees when the annual school board election is moved from November to April

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Ridgewood NJ, New legislation from Trenton sponsored by Rep. Louis Greenwald [D]would clarify the length of Terms for Schools Trustees when the annual school board election is moved from November to April to give taxpayers a chance to vote on School budgets .

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