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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on September 13,  2021 at 7:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets on September 13,  2021 at  7:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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Live from Cottage Place : Ridgewood Board of Education WrestleMania

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Ridgewood NJ, literally the best thing we can say about this past Monday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting is wow, what a fabulously entertaining sh$t show.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on August 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets on August 30,  2021 at  5:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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Did Ridgewood School Board Members withheld Toxic Orchard field noncompliance info from the parents for 6 months?

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Ridgewood NJ, in 2007  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Detected at Orchard School which would require remediation . At the time the often quoted Ridgewood Board of Education Supporter made the comment, “tell your kids don’t eat the dirt” .

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Five Candidates Vie for Three Open Seats on the Ridgewood Board of Education

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Ridgewood NJ, five candidates are vying for three open seats on the Board of Education in Ridgewood.

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Did A Ridgewood School Board Member Use his Position on The board to try to get a Beloved Coach Fired?

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Ridgewood NJ, Did Chris Kaufman used his position on the school board to try to get a beloved coach fired?

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Consider a Ridgewood School Board Candidacy!

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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward filling a vital role for your community – that of a school board member.

NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources (downloadable PDFs listed below), as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board.

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Ridgewood Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction and lunch, with the goal of operating at pre-pandemic norms for 2021-2022 school year

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Ridgewood NJ, a few hours before the Board meeting, Governor Murphy announced that masks will be optional in the fall; however, the District has not yet received any specific guidance. As a result, some of the information in the presentation regarding school operations and scenarios for the 2021-2022 school year is already outdated. Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction with lunch, and the goal is to operate at pre-pandemic norms. Modifications have been made to health and safety protocols and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Should districts be authorized to make decisions on a local level, RPS will collaborate with the VOR Health Department, School Physician, and District Mental Health Coordinator to determine local guidelines.

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The Ridgewood Board of Education Regular Public Meeting June 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Education Center

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education meets on June 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM for an Executive Session and 7:00 PM for the Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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Regular Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education will be held on 5-24-21

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Ridgewood NJ, The Board of Education meets on May 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM for an Executive Session and 7:00 PM for the Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center.

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Ridgewood Schools 2021-2022 County Approved Budget Adds a 1.99% Tax Increase

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Ridgewood NJ, on Monday night Ridgewood School Board meeting , Superintendent Dr. Gorman and School Business Administrator Mr. Bisig presented the 2021-2022 County Approved Budget, beginning with highlights about the district and a sampling of achievements and honors. Ms. Poelstra the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum shared how the budget supports the academic program and reviewed curriculum updates to align with revised New Jersey Student Learning Standards for science, visual and performing arts, world languages, and career readiness, life literacies, and key skills. She reviewed areas of focus for professional development which support the goals and objectives of the RPS Strategic Plan and provided examples of innovative academic programming in the district, such as AP Capstone, Ridgewood Academy for Health Professions (RAHP), Career Pathways in Medicine Program (CPM), and a variety of STEAM and other interdisciplinary offerings.

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Public attendance at the Ridgewood Board of Education meetings has resumed as per the Governor’s Order

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood School Board President Michael Lembo issues the following statement  as to public attendance at the Ridgewood Board of Education meetings :

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