the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, while Village residents voted to no longer vote on Ridgewood ‘s massive School Budget , budget discussions with the Ridgewood Board of Education have become merely a formality . On Monday Dr. Gorman, Mr. Bisig, Ms. Poelstra presented the 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget supports curriculum revisions and instructional resources; professional development aligned to the strategic plan goals and innovative programming, and staff/resources to support the academic program. The budget addresses the responsible maintenance of our buildings and grounds and stays within the guidelines of the New Jersey Statutory State caps. The presentation was followed by an opportunity for comments from the public on the preliminary budget. The final budget will be presented at the May 9, 2022 Board of Education Meeting.
On a quick glance the budget looks to be just shy of $121 million , Ridgewood is spending $20,269 per pupil slightly below the state average with a proposed tax increase of 1.97% .