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Ridgewood School Board Faces “No Confidence” Vote Over $111 Million Budget

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Ridgewood NJ, The countdown to the School Election is underway! Next Tuesday, April 16, Ridgewood voters will cast their ballots on next year’s school budget. Schools will be closed for Spring Recess but the polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

This the school board that puts their own interests above that of the students or the taxpayers , using taxpayer money to circumvent the community by extending their terms till 2020 .

“Today in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County Law Division, The Honorable Robert C. Wilson, J.S.C, issued the following opinion in the Verified Complaint filed on January 18, 2019, by the Office of the Superintendent of Ridgewood Public Schools seeking clarification of Ridgewood Board of Education Member election dates: Judge Wilson ruled that the terms of a board of education member cannot be shortened. Therefore, there will only be a budget election during April 2019 and not an election for seats on the Ridgewood Board of Education. Based on this opinion, elections for seats on the Ridgewood Board of Education will be scheduled as follows: The next board of education election will be in April 2020. Those interested in running for a seat on the Ridgewood Board of Education in April 2020 and beyond are encouraged to check out candidate information available on the Ridgewood Public School website: https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/our_district/board_of_education/board_election_information “

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10 thoughts on “Ridgewood School Board Faces “No Confidence” Vote Over $111 Million Budget

  1. The budget will pass.

  2. I will be voting NO. If I could, would vote NO FUCKING WAY

  3. Vote ‘no’ and send this rogue board a message…

  4. “This the school board that puts their own interests above that of the students or the taxpayers , using taxpayer money to circumvent the community by extending their terms till 2020 .”

    What self interests are you referring to?
    Let’s see – Countless hours of unpaid work, constrained by state and federal regulations, target of harassment by the teacher unions, parents and taxpayers, hours of training, no career path – doesn’t lead to higher positions or build your resume, attendance at district wide events and HSA meetings on top of the BOE meetings.

    Hmm, maybe you are referring to the free coffee.

    Thank your lucky stars we have such qualified and experienced BOE members who are willing to do this work. If it was easy and there were benefits we’d see a lot more candidates running.

  5. Ridgewood school district is great, but recent increases in Budget driven by employee medical benefits and special ed. Meanwhile school rankings are dropping compared to competitors.
    I know very little about educating kids except that it’s an extremely tough job. However I do know quite a bit about budgeting. It’s imperative to always question how $ is spent, otherwise it will be spent with less care than warranted. Voting no therefore makes sense in this case, as the board did not address concernes posed above.
    Many parents defend the educators by questioning the no vote, but this is not a educators vs parents story. Rather it’s an action point for BoE to regain public trust by acknowledging raised issues and proposing solutions. I doubt there’s a resident who wishes bad upon our great educators, so let’s not confuse the issues.

  6. I will vote NO not only because I am not convinced it is being allocated and spent wisely but also because is see some suspicious people with ties to past controversial VC who are pushing a YES in local FB pages and doing it very actively. They have their personal reasons for this which do not resonate with mine.
    Somebody last night recommended a YES vote so that our property values remain high. If this is correct then we are living in a bubble which will burst with sh!t all over the place.

  7. Bottom line: we have a poor return on our investment. It’s time for changes. I will be voting *ABSOLUTELY NO*!

  8. No confidence whatsoever

  9. This is a vote on the budget, not the board. They can interpret it however they want.

  10. property vales in Ridgewood are not high , high taxes and high density housing not much upside at the moment

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