Incumbent to run unopposed for Ridgewood Board of Ed again?

August 5,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, School board incumbent Vince Loncto is running unopposed for another three-year term on the five-member Ridgewood Board of Education. Loncto currently serves as BOE vice president.

This is now the second time the BOE has managed to pull this off . Leading once again to questions about notification […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|9 Comments

Reader says Taking a population count in the garden apartments would prove that the builder’s have no idea how many children would live in the new apartments

We live in the Hawes district but on the other side of Rt 17N. The school is so crowded that our new neighbors have been told that their Kindergarten daughter cannot go to Hawes but will be bussed to yet another school. If Ridgewood is so overcrowded WITHOUT those apartments, what will happen when they […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

A punch? Maybe not. But here are 10 reasons why teachers’ unions deserve to lose.

Posted by Matt Rooney On August 03, 2015 11 Comments

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie’s CNN interview continues to elicit strong reactions, Save Jerseyans, and the problem with this controversy, as with similar incidents, is that most folks are focusing on the style points. It’s among the regrettable byproducts of our […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Ridgewood school board hears results of self-evaluation

AUGUST 3, 2015    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015, 11:10 AM
BY MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Al Annunziata, district representative from the New Jersey School Boards Association, presented his findings last month on a self-evaluation that Ridgewood Board of Education members undertook earlier this year.

The evaluation, which takes place once a year, includes categories […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|4 Comments

Aramark details plans for upcoming year for Ridgewood Schools

JULY 30, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015, 11:07 AM
BY MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Ridgewood will have a new maintenance company serving its schools this upcoming year.

Aramark, a food service, facilities and clothing provider, will be taking on the role in 2015-2016, providing services to the district.

“Thank you for allowing us to […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Reader speculates running total for Village Projects $60 Million plus

 Anticipated Estimates of 3 projects
$40 + Million for BOE Ridgewood Schools All renovations
$15 Million for VOR Parking Garage bonded by public funds
$5 Million for Ridgewood Library renovations (mix of private / public funds)
$ ? Millions ? Unknown for Performing arts center Building next to library/VOR
Running Total Estimates so far at $60 + MILLION

Estimates are just […]

By |July 30th, 2015|village of ridgewood|16 Comments

Ridgewood schools review estimates for building renovations

JULY 28, 2015    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015, 9:38 AM
BY MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Representatives of architecture firm EI Associates gave estimates on the cost of renovations to Ridgewood school buildings at last Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Over the past school year, we have been working with EI on some facility projects,” […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|11 Comments

Golf: Ridgewood’s John Driscoll steps up in class

JULY 27, 2015    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015, 1:21 AM
BY GREG MATTURA
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

John Driscoll has set his sights on winning the New Jersey Junior Championship and has given himself five years to do it.

New Jersey’s reigning Boys champion is foregoing his final two years of eligibility in that 15-and-under division and […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Ridgewood Sports|0 Comments

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

By DAVID BORNSTEIN JULY 24, 2015 7:00 AM July 24, 2015 7:00 am 91 Comments

Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.

In the early 1990s, about 50 kindergarten teachers were asked to rate the social and communication skills of 753 children in their classrooms. It was part of the Fast Track Project, […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Feds renew N.J. waiver of No Child Left Behind law for 3 years

JULY 23, 2015, 10:33 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015, 10:36 PM
BY HANNAN ADELY
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

New Jersey received a three-year pass to continue education programs and reforms put in place by the Christie administration, including a new educator evaluation system despised by the teachers union.

The U.S. Department of Education told seven states […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments