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Ridgewood NJ, at Monday night Ridgewood Board of Education meeting Stacie Poelstra Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Daniel Kilday Supervisor of Wellness at Ridgewood Public Schools did their best to make the Murphy Administration new controversial sex ed Curriculum seem benign. Presenting the Ridgewood Public Schools health curriculum revisions aligned to the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education were reviewed. The presentation included a grade-by-grade overview of disciplinary concepts, units, and resources. The revisions were also presented at the Board Curriculum Committee last week, which is part of the district’s curriculum review process.
The process for communicating with parents and opting out of specific topics, as per Ridgewood Board of Education Policy 2422, was explained. Sample parent letters were shared and may be viewed in the PDF of the presentation. A community forum is being planned for September; parents will receive information about this event once the details are finalized.