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Reader says ,”It’s clear Saurabh Dani is the right choice”

“I watched the 10 interviews. It’s clear Saurabh Dani is the right choice. Mary Micale kept repeating she’s a good fit because she’s good at completing what she’s told to do. Then, when asked if she had a conflict of interest her reply was…”well, not really.”

We don’t need a puppet or personal assistant on the Board. doing what your told, being a gopher, isn’t a fit. “Not really” having a conflict is the most suspicious thing a person can say.”

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NJOHSP, NJDOE Urge Reporting of School Threats

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Ridgewood NJ, As another academic year begins throughout New Jersey, recognizing and reporting school-related threats remains of critical importance to the safety of students, faculty, and parents. NJOHSP and the New Jersey Department of Education recently sent a letter to administrators urging them to emphasize the seriousness of school-related threats and the concerns and consequences surrounding them. Recent mass shootings over the summer in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio; coupled with the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, are unfortunate reminders that schools must remain vigilant in reporting suspicious activity.

Once reported, this information is immediately shared among local, county, State, and federal authorities. The statewide information-sharing process through the New Jersey Suspicious Activity Reporting System allowed for an in-depth analysis on the changing trends in threats and tactics affecting New Jersey, finding that social media remains a pervasive method used by juveniles and students to convey school threats.All threats, including those directed at schools, should be reported immediately to local authorities and NJOHSP’s CTWatch desk at 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ or tips@njohsp.gov.

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Reader suggests it is time for a Larger Board of Education

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” I would love a candidate who thought he or she was a representative for the public and not a rubber stamp for the administration. People don’t run because it means a campaign and some monetary expenditures. I think we need a 7 member Board. I believe we have the smallest board for a District our size. A larger Board might mean some diversity of opinion and each board member would not be liaison to so many committees . Same laison, same opinions, same outcomes. “

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Reader says , “this appointment is only for a few months and then we will all be able to vote for the 3 open positions”

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“We can all watch the same meeting, hear the same conversation and yet come to different conclusions.

I heard a board that wants to make sure the new member has the time to do the job, they don’t want to end up with another new board member that misses meetings and doesn’t have time to serve on committees. The next board member needs to pull their weight.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Interviews Candidates

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Ridgewood NJ, at Monday Ridgewood Board of Education meeting , Board members interviewed ten candidates as possible replacements for Trustee Christina Krause .

The Board interviewed the following candidates for the vacant seat: The interviews may be seen in the webcast of the Board meeting.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight 5pm

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold its next Regular Public Meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019. The Board meets at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3 at 5 p.m. 

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, or to watch from home on Fios channel 33 or Optimum channel 77. Meetings are also streamed via the “BOE Webcast” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

Meeting webcasts are immediately available on the district website.
Click here to view the agenda in PDF format.
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Reader says ,”look both ways before entering a crosswalk”

“The village of Ridgewood should take action immediately and make temporary signs add all crosswalks in the CBD, and around schools to look both ways before entering a crosswalk. Use common sense. But this is the problem , The school system doesn’t teach common sense. And most parents don’t either. “

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Reader says , dissent is not allowed ,”in essence BULLY them into submission and silence”

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” While I agree largely with what was written one has to also see that now society has jumped on the bandwagon. If you don’t agree with someone on a specific subject, rather than seeing that person in a good perspective as having other positive traits, now the accepted response is to gather others to destroy them, their business/livelihood, their families or their children – in essence BULLY them into submission and silence. This happens more often than not. People cannot just express their opposing position and move on for the rest of the day…no, they have to harass those people for the remainder of the day, week, year until the person is ruined. Also, call their place of work and scream for their resignation, even picket and carry signs. – Yes, this how society will make YOU and others capitulate to THEIR point of view and demands. Good grief, people, this is society at large. “

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College Board Backs off plan for SAT student ‘Adversity Score’ or Race Score

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Ridgewood NJ, College Board today announced updates and improvements to Landscape™, previously called the Environmental Context Dashboard. The resource will no longer display a single “score” combining high school and neighborhood information.

College Board is also sharing new details on how Landscape works, including a [Opens in New Window]comprehensive description of the data, methodology, and appropriate usage guidelines that participating colleges must follow. Beginning next year, schools, students, and families will be able to see the same information about high schools and neighborhoods that colleges see.

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