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Ridgewood Board of Education formal approval of the 2014-2015 school budget.

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Ridgewood Board of Education formal approval of the 2014-2015 school budget.

BOE MEETS MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

The next Regular Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will include formal approval of the 2014-2015 school budget.

The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3. The meeting will be aired live on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77. Or it may be viewed live via the district website atwww.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the “Link in Live” tab.

Click here to view the agenda for the April 7, 2014 Joint Meeting with the Village Council and  Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the webcast of the April 7, 2014 Joint Meeting with the Village Council and Regular Public Meeting.

2014-2015 Budget Information

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein has announced three public presentations on the 2014-2015 school budget. The presentations will offer residents the opportunity to hear the budget details and ask questions of the superintendent, business administrator and Board of Education members.

The 2014-2015 school budget presentations will be offered as follows: Thursday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3; Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium, 335 North Van Dien Avenue; and Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at George Washington Middle School Auditorium, 155 Washington Place.

Taking effect this year, the Ridgewood Board of Education has opted to move the annual school board elections from April to November, thereby eliminating the public vote on the proposed general tax levy if it is at or below the statutory tax levy cap. Since next year’s proposed budget falls within the mandated cap, it will not be put to public vote.

The Board approved the preliminary 2014-2015 budget at it March 17 meeting. It will continue to discuss the budget at upcoming regular public meetings on April 7 and April 28. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings and speak at the public comment portion of the agenda. The Board is expected to approve the final budget at its Regular Public Meeting on Monday, April 28.

Click here to view the Preliminary 2014-2015 Budget Presentation presented at the April 7, 2014 Regular Public Meeting.

To send a question or comment about the 2014-2015 school budget, please email the superintendent atbudget15@ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

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