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Ridgewood Public Schools to renew most teacher contracts

Ridgewood Public Schools to renew most teacher contracts
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
The Ridgewood News

With the exception of two educators, contracts for nearly all Ridgewood teachers will be renewed next year, school district officials said Wednesday.

On the non-renewal list, effective July 1, are a kindergarten teacher and a part-time art teacher, each of whom taught at the elementary level this past year. Their positions, according to Manager of Human Resources Gary Hall, are being impacted by reduced elementary school enrollment levels.

While the Board of Education’s (BOE) May 6 agenda noted 11 positions will be abolished as part of a “reduction-in-force” next year, including several elementary school teaching positions and high school dance and art teaching positions, most of the individuals will be retained in the district in a different capacity.

When asked about teachers being “laid off,” Superintendent Daniel Fishbein corrected the language in an email.

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