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Reader gives Performance Rundown for Ridgewood Schools

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Ridgewood Schools are great and performance is not declining in comparison to Tenefly and Summit and other schools. I really wish this person would stop with the fake news. By nthe way, all these school districts are great and all our taxes are high. Ridgewood is not some kind of outlier and we are not declining. Be upset about high taxes but stop with the BS that we are somehow worse than we are. The problem is with the STATE of NJ, and NY and CT and Mass, and the entire northeast.
Tenefly=20,920 per student Ridgewood= 20,481 Summit=20,529 Princeton= 25,194 Glen Rock= 21,009
Tenefly:
2016-17 Total Spending: $77,250,029
2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,920
Ridgewood:
2016-17 Total Spending: $117,443,609
2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,481
Summit:
2016-17 Total Spending: $84,530,788
2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $20,529
Princeton:
2016-17 Total Spending: $94,715,589
2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $25,194
Glen Rock:
2016-17 Total Spending: $52,944,004
2016-17 Costs Amount per Pupil: $21,099

cost per student by STATE: NY is highest followed by Washington DC, Connecticut and then NJ
https://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

in NJ the forth highest in the country we are not unusual yet we are one of the best school districts
https://www.state.nj.us/education/guide/

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Reader claims , “the indifference of residents that is killing this town”

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It is the indifference of residents that is killing this town. Spring break or no spring break, those who are interested to vote would have found a way to do it. People who move here anew just do not care to get involved in local issues. They come mainly from metropolitan area and have the typical indifferent mindset. They are under the false impression that everything is prefect in this place they chose to live especially the schools. Half the village has no idea what high density housing is and how the place is being transformed into a mini city or how the RHS is approaching 2000 students and is the size of a small college.
Developers and narrow minded local politicians love this kind of place where they can easily make $$$ without any major trouble.

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Reader sound off on $111 Million Ridgewood School Budget vote

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211 voter spread yes vs no

we had a chance to send a message of constraint but the non voters
in an ironic way let the spenders spend.

it’s not their fault individually but when the tax bill comes
non voters dig deep into a pocket of regrets.

towns spending and BOE BUDGETS non sustainable
and is a runaway train signaling time to paint and sell.

wait till the developers get ahold of valley campus..schools
will be flooded with new children.

9 out of 19 districts voted majority “No”. Absentee ballots accounted for 3/4 of the margin of victory for “Yes”. The B of E was nearly embarrassed here.

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$111 million Ridgewood School Budget Vote Today

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, decision time ,today is the vote on the 2019-2020 $111 million school budget , Your vote on Tuesday, April 16 will help determine the funding for the Ridgewood school district’s programs, staffing and facilities maintenance expenditures for the upcoming school year. Schools will be closed for students and staff but polls will be open from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Ridgewood Board of Education has approved an enormous $111.6 million budget .

Continue reading $111 million Ridgewood School Budget Vote Today
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Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. is the deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election !

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget will be voted on by registered voters in the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16. Polls will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. OR, vote by mail! The walk-in application deadline is Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. See below for more information.

Continue reading Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. is the deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election !
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Reader says , “It’s imperative to always question how $ is spent, otherwise it will be spent with less care than warranted”

” Ridgewood school district is great, but recent increases in Budget driven by employee medical benefits and special ed. Meanwhile school rankings are dropping compared to competitors.
I know very little about educating kids except that it’s an extremely tough job. However I do know quite a bit about budgeting. It’s imperative to always question how $ is spent, otherwise it will be spent with less care than warranted. Voting no therefore makes sense in this case, as the board did not address concernes posed above.
Many parents defend the educators by questioning the no vote, but this is not a educators vs parents story. Rather it’s an action point for BoE to regain public trust by acknowledging raised issues and proposing solutions. I doubt there’s a resident who wishes bad upon our great educators, so let’s not confuse the issues. “

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Reader says , “I will vote NO not only because I am not convinced it is being allocated and spent wisely but also because I see some suspicious people with ties to past controversial VC who are pushing a YES”

” I will vote NO not only because I am not convinced it is being allocated and spent wisely but also because is see some suspicious people with ties to past controversial VC who are pushing a YES in local FB pages and doing it very actively. They have their personal reasons for this which do not resonate with mine.
Somebody last night recommended a YES vote so that our property values remain high. If this is correct then we are living in a bubble which will burst with sh!t all over the place. “

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Ridgewood BOE Corrects Polling Information

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, IMPORTANT NOTICE: Board of Education Budget Election will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – polls will be open 6am – 8pm. Sample ballots, mailed to Ridgewood voters, incorrectly note polls open at 2pm. Please share this important information with friends and neighbors.

Board of Education Budget Election – Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – POLLS OPEN 6am – 8pm.