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Ridgewood Board of Education’s roll call vote protocol comes under scrutiny

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Ridgewood NJ, the announced outcome of a roll call vote taken during Monday night’s Ridgewood BOE meeting has brought into question the legitimacy of the BOE’s roll call voting protocol.

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Ridgewood Board of Education meets Monday, June 24th at 6pm

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets Monday, June 24th at 6pm for a regular public meeting at the Education Center on Cottage Place.

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Congratulations to the Ridgewood High School Class of 2024!

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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to the Ridgewood High School Class of 2024! Surviving the heat for a beautiful commencement.

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BREAKING: Excessive Heat Pushes RHS Graduation Ceremony Back to 5:30 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School Jeffrey Nyhuis, Principal said in an email ,”We look forward to graduating the Class of 2024 tonight at Ridgewood High School. In light of the extreme heat, we will delay the start of the ceremony by thirty minutes to 5:30 PM. We will also shorten the ceremony without affecting the student speeches and performances. The goal is to keep our students and guests safe.”

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Ridgewood’s Schools Superintendant & BOE President Both Say BOE DID NOT Help Prepare Schedler Development Application

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Ridgewood NJ, in response to questions posed by at least two (2) members of the public during Monday night’s BOE meeting, Ridgewood Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Schwarz and BOE President Sheila Brogan both publicly said this – “No public or private meetings” were held between any BOE representative(s) and anyone from the Village of Ridgewood concerning preparation of the recent application for development of the Schedler property. In short, the application was prepared & submitted without the BOE’s input or review.

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Benjamin Franklin Middle School Pauses to Remember as Country Remembers Upcoming 80th Anniversary of D-Day

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Ridgewood NJ, Benjamin Franklin Middle School students were reminded today of the real reason behind Memorial Day when members of American Legion 53 joined the students at the school’s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event. Each year the school selects a veteran to highlight. But, this year, the event highlighted the upcoming 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th, remembering the day 150,000 allied soldiers invaded Normandy, France, which was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1944. This event ultimately led to the liberation of Europe.

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Niche Ranks Ridgewood Public School District #5 in the State of New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, in Niche.com latest school rankings rates Ridgewood School District an over all ranking as the as the 5th best school district in New Jersey.

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Will Ridgewood Parents Have to Sign a Wavier For Children to Play on Artificial Turf Fields

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Ridgewood NJ, at the Ridgewood Board of Education meeting on May 20, due to concerns raised by residents, it was discussed whether parents whose children will be playing on artificial turf fields might be asked to sign a waiver. This would indicate that there are known health risks to playing on turf, and that the parents are aware and give consent to let their children play.  The superintendent was directed to call the Board attorney for an opinion on this matter.  Stay tuned.

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George Washington Middle School Has a New Principal

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Ridgewood NJ, in a email ,Ridgewod Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Schwarz announced the appointment of Mr. David Bailey as the new Principal of George Washington Middle School (GWMS), effective July 1, 2024. After an extensive search and a rigorous interview process, Mr. Bailey, currently the Assistant Principal at Ridgewood High School, was approved at tonight’s Board of Education meeting.

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TONIGHT: The State of Ridgewood Public Schools

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Ridgewood NJ, join Superintendent Mark Schwarz on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00pm via Zoom or in person at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, 3rd Floor, for a State of the Schools presentation. Questions welcome!

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$60k for Extra Police officer Not Found in $138.5 million Ridgewood School Budget

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Ridgewood NJ, do the math folks; what percentage of a $138.5 million budget would a $60k expenditure equate to? That’s right, MINISCULE; almost not even worth mentioning.

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Celebrating Musical Excellence: RHS Band Program’s Spring Concert Delights Audience

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday, April 24th, the Ridgewood High School (RHS) Band Program treated audiences to an unforgettable evening of musical talent at the annual Spring Concert. Held at the picturesque West Side Presbyterian Church, the concert showcased the remarkable abilities of over 180 students from all grades and backgrounds.

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