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The Ridgewood blog urges all residents to VOTE NO on “consolidation” and preserve your right to vote on the massive $115 million Ridgewood School budget

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, vote by mail election ballots should arrive by October 6th . Ridgewood voters have an opportunity to reaffirm their right to vote and pass judgement on the massive $115 million Ridgewood school budget. Residents are told over and over the Village of Ridgewood is a place people come to for the schools . The Ridgewood school system  enjoys an excellent reputation, and is known for its “Tradition of Excellence” .Ridgewood voters have enjoyed the right to pass judgement and confirm spending and management decisions by the Board of Education.


This year a group known as “One Village One Vote” is attempting to take away that right to scrutinize BOE and administration decisions by voters . The voter disenfranchisement campaign is brought to you by some of the same group of people who haphazardly promoted high density housing are involved in filtering dissenting opinions of residents and  are attempting  to  forcibly remove minority board of education members because they don’t know their place ask too many questions.

Recently village residents learned the board of education had swept under the rug a remediation project at Orchard field . Toxins were discovered in 2007 and board of education supporters at the time commented on this blog, “tell your kid, don’t eat the dirt”. 13 years later the NJ Department of Environmental Protection has forced a clean up.

This is only the most recent example where clearly more school district oversight is necessary not less.

It’s very simple to “consolidate” elections into November , residents would be giving up their right to vote on school budgets . Why , because the School year has already started in September and a November vote would confirm what’s already been agreed upon . The school budget like any large budget must be confirmed before the school year starts . A November vote would be too far in advance for next September’s school year , just think of 2020 , in November of 2019 did anyone foresee COVID19 ?.

With this in mind the Ridgewood blog urges all residents to VOTE NO on “consolidation” and preserve your right to vote and pass judgement on the massive $115 million Ridgewood School budget representing 2/3 of your  property taxes.

27 thoughts on “The Ridgewood blog urges all residents to VOTE NO on “consolidation” and preserve your right to vote on the massive $115 million Ridgewood School budget

  1. Moving the recent vote on Ridgewood’s school budget to a day during our school’s spring break was particularly egregious. It did not just lower voter turnout (as is typical of any election not held on the November election day), but because families with school-aged children were more likely to be away, it amounted to nothing short of voter suppression.

    Siobhan Crann Winograd

    “voter suppression” LOL

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  2. Thanks Blog, I look forward to your endorsement before making up my mind, will Vote NO.

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  3. yes because people are too lazy to vote dose not mean I should give up my right to vote , if you don’t like who wins ,get off your a$$ and vote

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  4. Not surprising that the OVOV people are the same that pushed for the hospital, garage and high density housing. Talk about being on the wrong side of every issue. Voting No

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  5. OVOV states that they want to make the voter place safer. How many active shooters have been voters or polll workers? How many active shooters have been students? If safety is an issue, get rid of all students and schools and have all online learning.

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  6. ………voting Yes!

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  7. Vote YES

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  8. Make the schools safe……but complained the last vote occurred while school was not in session.
    Has there been a single security issue with school voting in the last 50 years?

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  9. Why wait for something terrible to happen. That’s short sited

  10. Voting YES

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  11. $115 Million dollar school budget.
    How fucked up are you people to let this get so out of hand.

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  12. Stop with the fear mongering. Voting NO. It’s ridiculous this is even a “thing.” If our school district and its budget is important to you, you will find a way to vote.

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  13. Why would any intelligent person vote yes. These are the same idiots voting for Biden.
    VOTE NO!!!
    TRUMP 2020

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  14. The blog says no? That makes it an overwhelming YES for the sane residents of ridgewood

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  15. lol, only in Ridgewood Would someone willingly give up their right to vote on the HUGE school budget , go back to the Bronx

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  16. Looks like 4 yes’s here. That’s Siobhan (2), and Stacey (2). They should crawl back in the hole that they crawled out of, and leave Ridgewood alone. We like it the way it is. VOTE NO!

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  17. I’m voting YES

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  18. There will not be a vote on school budget if moved to November. Its a scam run by OVOV. Just look at how much nonsense/drama the co heads generate. Typical liberals who can’t live with results of an election.

    Vote No!

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  19. Siobhan (3), Stacey (2)

  20. Voted no today.

  21. if debbie is for it im against it
    VOTE NO

  22. Can someone explain to me what would be wrong with condensing things to two elections: One in November for Federal, State, and Local offices (Board of Ed, VC, etc.), and a second in the spring on the BOE budget. Wouldn’t this be a worthwhile compromise?

    1. no budget vote if you vote in November, its that simple

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  23. I’M VOTING NO and to all you fools making this into a partisan thing, even a “Bronx” thing… I’m a liberal from the Bronx voting NO and I’m certainly not the only liberal doing that. This is precisely why our local elections need to stay in the spring, far away from partisan politics. Partisan elections bring out the worst in people. Our community deserves better.

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  24. Voted 🗳 yes !!!

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  25. You will lose your right to vote on the school board budget every single year. It will be gone. Poof.

    I will never ever vote to lose my right to vote

    Vote NO

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  26. Not true. If they try to raise it more than 2% it triggers a vote.

    Vote 🗳 YES!

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