the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, on January 18th the Ridgewood blog reported that the Ridgewood Board of Education has launched a lawsuit by trustees with the sole purpose to extend their board terms . In Ridgewood Board Of Education Sues to Extend Board Member Terms ( http://theridgewoodblog.net/ridgewood-board-of-education-sues-to-extend-board-member-terms/ ) the Ridgewood blog reported , “that not wanting to face election in April and looking to extend their term they have launched a Ridgewood taxpayer financed lawsuit against the Bergen County and the New Jersey Commissioner of Education .” The Ridgewood blog has already questioned the Ridgewood School Board Legislation and Advocacy on many no reated issues to Ridgewood Schools.
In a series of emails between Superintendent of Schools Daniel Fishbein, and several Ridgewood residents and members of the Village of Ridgewood council in response to the Board of Educations recent eblast , reseidents questioned the BOE ability to launch a taxpayer funded law suit which features no impact on students .
Saurabh Dani said on Facebook the , “Dr Fishebin has replied to our emails and stated that the lawsuit was filed by him without authorization by the board of education. The only beneficiaries of this lawsuit are sitting board members.”
With no plus for Ridgewood students or Ridgewood schools the board’s move has come under harsh criticism from Ridgewood residents . This has become a public relations nightmare for the Board of Education and the Ridgewood school district. It is just the most recent faux pas by district leadership .
There is no plus or minus for students of the District regarding this issue. It’s strictly about egos and the Board’s perception that the Council played in the BOE’s sandbox without permission.