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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Board of Education has many “Board Committees” , here is a list of committees and committee responsibilities .
Discusses district communications policy and practice, including the district website, eNews, Newsline, staff communications, etc.
Members: Christina Krauss, Jennie Smith Wilson
Acts as a forum to review current instructional materials and future options for updating those materials at all levels. Textbooks and other materials are discussed and examined for course relevance and appropriateness before being presented to the Board for approval.
Members: Sheila Brogan, Vince Loncto
Facilities Committee and Joint Review Committee
The Facilities Committee discusses issues relating to district buildings and fields, including capital projects, maintenance and repairs and construction. The Joint Review Committee reviews custodial and maintenance services in each of the district’s schools on a monthly basis. Goals and action plans for the custodial and maintenance services are established quarterly.
Members: Sheila Brogan, Christina Krauss
Discusses issues relating to the funding of the district. Responsible for the initial presentation of the budget and continual monthly review of budget transfers for the current fiscal year.
Members: Vince Loncto, Jim Morgan
Reviews, revises, and drafts district policy. The committee brings recommendations to add or change policies to the full Board for discussion and adoption. Board policy requires that new or revised policies have two readings before adoption.
Members: Jim Morgan, Jennie Smith Wilson
Federated Home and School Association *
Provides information about the Board and district to, and collects feedback from, the Home and School Associations’ presidents at their monthly meeting. To learn more about Federated HSA click here.
Liaison: Christina Krauss, Vince Loncto
The Joint Village/Board Fields Committee manages the upkeep and scheduling of athletic field throughout the Village.
Member: Vince Loncto
Parks and Recreation
Comprised of select village employees and citizen volunteers appointed by the Village Council to address the recreational and open space needs and activities of the community, balancing recreational interests with environmental and financial issues.
Members: Jim Morgan
REAC – Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee
Assists the Village of Ridgewood with respect to environmental concerns by formulating, adopting, and implementing practices and policies which protect the environment, respect the ecosystem, promote sustainability, reduce climate change and support earth-friendly cost reductions within the municipality and the community at large.
Member: Jennie Smith Wilson
Member: Sheila Brogan
Ridgewood Education Foundation
The mission of the REF is to enhance the quality of education in the Ridgewood Public Schools. Since 1989 it has awarded more than $400,000 in grants for special projects created by forward-thinking teachers, parents, students and alumni(ae). The Board representative offers the perspective of the BOE by providing information, asking questions, and participating in discussions that assist in the final decisions about how to distribute funds raised. Click here for more information about the Ridgewood Education Foundation.
Representative: Jim Morgan
Ridgewood Academy for Health Professions (RAHP)
The Academy is a partnership between RHS, Valley Hospital and Bergen Community College.
Member: Sheila Brogan