STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
I wanted to address an issue regarding our negotiations with the teachers’ union that has been the subject of many communications over the past few days.
Before I do that, I speak for the entire Board when I say that we respect and appreciate our teachers, and we continue to hope that we can arrive at a negotiated settlement with the minimal delay.
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Ridgewood NJ, the feud between the Village Council and the Ridgewood school board has spilled into school safety and the hiring the a School Resource Officer . The current clash is over who should pay for a new school resource officer.
Continue reading Ridgewood BOE ,Council Feud Continues Over Who Should Pay for a New School Resource Officer.
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Ridgewood NJ, The Board of Education is simply reneging on an agreement they made to help fund the position of School Resource Officer (SRO). The Village has already trained three police officers to be school resource officers, so that there will never be a day when one is unavailable to work due to vacations, etc.
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Reader says the school resource officer is a great idea.
BUT let’s be perfectly TRANSPARENT here. The three amigos were dead set against hiring the two young men who are sons of cops, one of whom they detest. Then there was a HUGE backlash for them, at the meeting and on the blog. So, they figured out they could save their asses by saying it would be OK to change the ordinance IF a school resource officer was added to the mix. Voila, they all changed their votes one week later.
it is not because Aronsohn, Pucciarelli and Hauck want a school resource officer. This was just a convenient way for them to “save face” after such a widespread outrage at their votes the week before.
So they think they look like thoughtful, reasonable people who can change their minds for all the right reasons. In fact, they changed their minds ONLY because people were so pissed at them. They are despicable people, the three of them.
In any case, I hope the ordinance goes forward, because it should, and I hope those two young men are at the academy in a couple of weeks, as they should have been all along.
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Ridgewood school district may bring back school resource officer
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2014, 11:12 AM
BY LAURA HERZOG
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS
The Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) hopes to eventually dedicate a police officer to district schools.
The position, called a school resource officer (SRO), was filled several years ago, said Superintendent Daniel Fishbein, but was cut when the district lost all its state aid in 2010.
“The SRO really becomes a part of the school community,” Fishbein said.
Though school officials are speaking with the mayor about the possibility of reinstating the position, “This is not anything immediate, probably in 2015, if it happens,” said BOE President Sheila Brogan.
According to the board, barring an emergency elsewhere in the village, the SRO would be based in the schools, protecting and educating students. The officer would have a presence at school activities, in health classes and in law and driver’s education classes at Ridgewood High School.
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