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STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

I wanted to address an issue regarding our negotiations with the teachers’ union that has been the subject of many communications over the past few days.

Before I do that, I speak for the entire Board when I say that we respect and appreciate our teachers, and we continue to hope that we can arrive at a negotiated settlement with the minimal delay.

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Ridgewood BOE ,Council Feud Continues Over Who Should Pay for a New School Resource Officer.

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Ridgewood NJ,  the feud between  the Village Council and the Ridgewood school board  has spilled into school safety and the hiring the a School Resource Officer . The current clash is over who should pay for  a new school resource officer.

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Ridgewood BOE letter to update the Ridgewood Public School community on the status of REA-Board contract negotiations

September 5, 2018

Dear Ridgewood Public School Community,

The Ridgewood Board of Education (“Board”) and the Ridgewood Education Association (“Association”) have been unable to agree on the terms of a successor agreement to the 3-year contract, which expired on June 30, 2018. The Association represents the teachers and secretaries employed in the Ridgewood Public School District.

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Ridgewood Board of Ed Claims they Never agreed that the school District would contribute to this position of School Resource Officer

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Board of Education ,“neither the Superintendent nor the Board has ever indicated to the Village Manager that the school District would contribute to this position and the Village budget reflects this understanding. Accordingly, the Board has not reneged on any agreements.”

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You Better Support Your Teachers , Ridgewood !

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Parents time to kiss up , the Ridgewood Education Association wants you to show your support , for Ridgewood teachers  and secretaries by displaying a lawn sign. Pickup anytime at 348 S Irving Street( on the porch). Remember if you want those recommendation letters you better step up !

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Ridgewood Board of Ed Reneges on School Resource Officer Agreement

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Ridgewood NJ, The Board of Education is simply reneging on an agreement they made to help fund the position of School Resource Officer (SRO).  The Village has already trained three police officers to be school resource officers, so that there will never be a day when one is unavailable to work due to vacations, etc.

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Reader says Teacher constant complaining is tiring

Ridgewood EA teachers protest

Anyone teaching in the Ridgewood School System should be thankful that they are earning above average salaries in addition to the benefits and pension all NJ teachers receive. The whining is getting old. If you don’t like the arrangement, find another job. Teaching is a very difficult job and I could not be a teacher. I don’t begrudge them their packages but the constant complaining is tiring. As the above poster said, “You just had the summer off.” You should be refreshed. Try having 2 or 3 weeks off a year as your only respite from the daily grind!

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TIMELINE FOR RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Fishbein presented the timeline for Ridgewood’s Board of Education elections resulting from the public budget vote being restored by the Ridgewood Village Council.

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Reader says Stop selling your agenda and just teach

I hope Ridgewood teachers, administrators, BOE members and Dr. Fishbein are reading this: your actions, comments, Facebook posts, etc are not going unnoticed by parents. Stop selling your agenda and just teach – PERIOD! No union causes, no political talking points, no indoctrination. Our kids are leaving RHS with less real-life skills than ever. Gap years, 5th years, college non-graduates are the norm rather than the exception. Please think of the lives of your students after graduation. There is no money to be made by being a commenter on social media…it’s an intellectual race to the bottom.