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Ridgewood Schools Score a 5.4% Increase in State Aid thats a $2,586,693 Increase

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March 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey school districts got a first look at their state aid figures for the coming school year on Thursday, jut two days after Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his tax gouging $37.4 billion spending plan.

Every singe school district in Bergen county will get extra aid under the plan, which boosts aid to schools state wide by $283 million, up 3.5 percent from a year earlier.

The rate of increase ranged significantly in districts, with Haworth, Paramus, Franklin Lakes getting boosts larger than 15 percent. Others, like, Leonia and Englewood got increases less than 2 percent.

In the Murphy Budget Ridgewood would get an increase of $2,586,693 a 5.4% increase , Ho-Ho-Kus $556,782 or a 7.9% increase , Midland Park $742,564 a huge 14.7% increase ,Glen Rock $1,335,305 an 11.6% and Paramus $2,542,3741 or an even larger 15.3% increase .

Ridgewood nest regular public meeting of the Board of Education will be on March 19 2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Board Room, 3rd Floor, in Education Center on Cottage place.

There is also Coffee and Conversation on March 26 with members of the Ridgewood Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein will host residents for coffee and casual conversation on Wednesday, March 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. Please join them at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Residents are welcome to drop in and share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns.


2 thoughts on “Ridgewood Schools Score a 5.4% Increase in State Aid thats a $2,586,693 Increase

  1. Yet we can’t fund an School Resource Officer to protect our schools.

  2. Watch how this impacts the school budget….
    Will it cause our budget to decrease?
    It will just justify the need to spend EVEN MORE in the next school budget.

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