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Ridgewood NJ, Staffing shortages, particularly aides and substitutes, have become a major issue for public schools statewide as well as in Ridgewood . The Ridgewood Board of Education has discussed strategies to attract applicants for these positions.
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Members of the Ridgewood Administrative Team promoted employment opportunities in the district at the #BCASA Education Job Fair.
At Monday’s Ridgewood Board of Education meeting parents voiced frustration over staff shortages at Ridge Elementary school . According to many parents, school staffing shortage has led to increased class sizes, creating unproductive and unsafe learning environments for their children.
INSTRUCTIONAL AND LUNCHROOM AIDES
Candidates interested in becoming an aide should apply via the link below.
Aide Application Process
To qualify to become an aide, a candidate must complete the online application and pass a criminal history review. The fee for the criminal history review is $65.05. It is preferred, but not required, that eligible aides also apply for their substitute license so they may be allowed to oversee children alone in a classroom.
SUBSTITUTES & SUBSTITUTE NURSES
Candidates interested in becoming a substitute should apply via the link below.
To qualify to become a substitute, a candidate must complete the online application, have at least 60 college credits, and pass a criminal history review. The fee for the substitute application is $125 and the fee for the criminal history review is $65.05.
The process can take about a month to complete, and all applicants need to be approved at a Board of Education meeting.
Thank you for your interest.