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Ridgewood Board of Education Election Results

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Registered Voters: 18,262
Turnout: 2,473
Turnout Percentage: 14%

Public Question
School Budget 2019-2020 General Funds of $96,014,943
YES: 1,342
NO: 1,131

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21 thoughts on “Ridgewood Board of Education Election Results

  1. You get what you get and you don’t get upset

  2. Glad we had the chance to vote

  3. The only people who voted are those who comment on the Blog.

  4. Another liberal Utopia.
    Yay.

  5. 9 out of 19 districts voted majority “No”. Absentee ballots accounted for 3/4 of the margin of victory for “Yes”. The B of E was nearly embarrassed here.

  6. Holy shit Batman hundred and $11 1million budget. Wow

  7. This is the margin with all the “yes” campaign by BoE and no “no” campaign against BoE.
    Imagine the results if there was a vote “no” campaign.

  8. So now what? People voted yes for the budget. Does this mean they approve of the BOE members?

  9. 211 voter spread yes vs no

    we had a chance to send a message of constraint but the non voters
    in an ironic way let the spenders spend.

    it’s not their fault individually but when the tax bill comes
    non voters dig deep into a pocket of regrets.

    towns spending and BOE BUDGETS non sustainable
    and is a runaway train signaling time to paint and sell.

    wait till the developers get ahold of valley campus..schools
    will be flooded with new children

  10. This was not really the best week to have a school election being that schools are closed

  11. Why would anyone want less spent on our town’s school system? If you don’t have kids and don’t like the property taxes, move. I for one would welcome higher taxes if it meant better schools.

  12. We wanted a vote, we got a vote. The fact that more than 85% of registered voters did not exercise that right is disappointing.

  13. this is a waste of time.

  14. Okay the county makes it so easy to vote. The yay votes won. So let the loser whining begin

  15. “I for one would welcome higher taxes if it meant better schools.”

    Hey Anonymous — you’re a fucking idiot. You can pay my taxes if that’s the case…

    We’re not going to buy ourselves out of this problem. Look at the data, moron!

    Ridgewood High School’s performance is downright EMBARRASSING when compared to other, similarly situated municipalities that pay *less* than what we pay (e.g. Tenalfy with a $77m budget, Summit with a budget of $71 million, etc.) and perform better than us!

  16. “Why would anyone want less spent on our town’s school system? If you don’t have kids and don’t like the property taxes, move. I for one would welcome higher taxes if it meant better schools.”

    I have lived in Ridgewood over 30 years, 12 without using the schools. I have made a home and friends in this town, I am not transient. Who are you to tell me to move because I do not want to pay ever increasing tax bills? You need me more that I need you.

  17. James we need to check the water ..half the town has gone wolfman Jack on basic but
    important issues..someone is masquerading to be so in our face we then question a more reasonable approach,,,disagree but participate and please vote.enjoy a peaceful holiday.,there are professionals out there and they have our back because their necks are on the line in armed services and local and state federal police

  18. It was a waste and an experienced boe leader got ousted for nothing and got caught in the ruckus

  19. Thank God we are RICH and STUPID!
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  20. Ridgewood Schools are great and performance is not declining in comparison to Tenefly and Summit and other schools. I really wish this person would stop with the fake news. By nthe way, all these school districts are great and all our taxes are high. Ridgewood is not some kind of outlier and we are not declining. Be upset about high taxes but stop with the BS that we are somehow worse than we are. The problem is with the STATE of NJ, and NY and CT and Mass, and the entire northeast.
    Tenefly=20,920 per student Ridgewood= 20,481 Summit=20,529 Princeton= 25,194 Glen Rock= 21,009
    Tenefly:
    2016-17 Total Spending: $77,250,029
    2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,920
    Ridgewood:
    2016-17 Total Spending: $117,443,609
    2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,481
    Summit:
    2016-17 Total Spending: $84,530,788
    2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,529
    Princeton:
    2016-17 Total Spending: $94,715,589
    2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $25,194
    Glen Rock:
    2016-17 Total Spending: $52,944,004
    2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $21,099

    cost per student by STATE: NY is highest followed by Washington DC, Connecticut and then NJ
    https://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

    in NJ the forth highest in the country we are not unusual yet we are one of the best school districts
    https://www.state.nj.us/education/guide/

  21. Ridgewood schools are in decline… compared to ALL schools in NJ (and nationally).
    You can cherry pick schools for comparison, but it DOES NOT change the fact that Ridgewood schools are not as esteemed as they were in the past. It is disgraceful given the amount of time, money and support (parental and otherwise) that they get. This is laregly due to a shift in focus from academic “excellence” to social engineering.
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    Sad, but an unavoidable truth.
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