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Ridgewood Board of Education Subterfuge and Attacks on Board Members Continues

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Ridgewood NJ, It would appear as though Rob and Stacey Loscalzo don’t have enough street smarts to quit sending out outlandish e-mails, and stop making fools of themselves.
This is evidenced by a recent, publicly available e-mail they sent last week to Ridgewood Board of Education trustees, and to selected Ridgewood Board of Education staff members.

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Reader says ,”Ridgewood kids should study math and English instead of protesting”

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“I’ve seen comments on this board justifying recent BLM protests by Ridgewood’s younger people. The argument goes something like this: let them protest, at least they are standing up for something.

That would be an ok argument if the movement they are claiming to be a part of didn’t result in country-wide mayhem, burning of the flag, deaths of many innocents and billions in property damage.

But since these unfortunate things have happened, I don’t see how it’s ok to come out in Ridgewood and stand up “for something.” Something ain’t good enough. BLM ringleaders know what the purpose is. Ridgewood kids do not. Until they get educated about what’s actually going on, they should study math and English instead of protesting.”

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Student Assessment Requirements Waived for 2019-2020 School Year

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Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 117, which waives 2019-2020 statutory school year assessment requirements for eighth grade students and twelfth grade students who have not yet met the graduation assessment requirement due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ridgewood League of Women Voters Cancels Board of Education Candidates Night

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood League of Women Voters because of the seriousness of the coronavirus, the  New Jersey State League of Women Voters has strongly urged local Leagues to cancel any League face to face interactions including Candidates Forums. In addition, the Bergen County Executive, Jim Tedesco, has declared a Bergen County shutdown of all schools and public places.

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BREAKING: Superior court judge orders Ridgewood BOE members to certify the manner in which they access Board of Education emails

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Ridgewood NJ,Superior court judge orders Ridgewood BOE to produce certificates from board members, to certify the manner in which they access Board of Education emails:

On Friday, March 13th, Superior court judge, Bonnie Mizdol ordered the Ridgewood BOE to produce certificates from two members of board, within 7 days attesting to the manner in which they access Board of Education emails from any and all non-Board devices and/or non-Board email accounts. These certifications shall be detailed and specific, including but not limited to::

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Introducing Mike Lembo for Ridgewood Board of Education

“I was unable to make it to today’s Hawes HSA meeting with HyunJu as my children are sick, however I sent a letter in my stead. I know HyunJu represented us well, and her posting sure shows that! I have pasted below my letter to the Hawes HSA for everyone.”

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Ridgewood Board of Education Candidates Cancel Coffee scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th

“In light of this weeks announcement declaring a State of Emergency in New Jersey due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the rapidly evolving events, we feel it is prudent to cancel the coffee scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th. Given the anticipated turnout, the dialogue would have been robust and lively, but safety is obviously a top priority.”

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Ridgewood League of Women Voters to Host Ridgewood Board of Education Candidates Forum

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood League of Women Voters will hold a forum for candidates who are running for the Ridgewood Board of Education  .  Voting for the Board of Education and the $115 Million Ridgewood school budget will be held on April 21st 2020.

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School support staff has grown 2.7 times as fast as students since 1990

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Corey DeAngelis Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute , School support staff has grown 2.7 times as fast as students since 1990 in public schools has grown 2.7 times as fast as students since 1990.
Students: + 23%
Support staff: + 61%
Per pupil spending: + 39%
Maybe this is why our schools are failing?

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NJ Department of Education Issues Guidance for School Districts on COVID-19

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Ridgewood NJ,  The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) this week announced that it has issued guidance to school districts related to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

While the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in New Jersey remains low, the NJDOE has issued guidance to increase flexibility for districts to provide home instruction in the event of mandated public health school closures related to COVID-19. Home instruction may include online instruction or through a contract with a neighboring school district.

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Ridgewood’s “3 Amigos” Strike Again

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Ridgewood NJ, on the Facebook page, “Ridgewood Moms and Dads With Free Speech” Anne LaGrange Loving stumbled on the inevitable ,

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Did Ridgewood Board of Education Members Carry on Budget Discussions in Secret ?

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Saurabh Dani Ridgewood BOE members circumvented the quorum to discuss Ridgewood School budget in secret .

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Ridgewood Real-estate : a noticeable weakness in the sales of higher priced homes

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Ridgewood NJ, Over the past several years, there has been noticeable weakness in the higher priced homes.
In Ridgewood, about 14 percent of house are assessed at over $1 million.  These homes pay about a quarter of aggregate property taxes.

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Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County says, ” look both ways before you cross”

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Ridgewood NJ,Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County has launched a campaign In conjunction to keep pedestrians safe , ” In conjunction with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey ,New Jersey Pedestrian Safety Coalition, the Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County is geared toward educating everyone the importance of pedestrian safety. It’s important for pedestrians to look both ways, but it’s equally important to wait for the WALK signal when crossing at a controlled intersection.”

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UPDATE: Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting Tonight at 6:30 pm

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Ridgewood NJ, Monday evening, the 16th, the BOE meeting is earlier than usual at 6:30 to 10 pm in the Ed Center at 49 Cottage Place , 2nd floor. An engineer from LAN will provide the concept renderings of the new classrooms and performance space at Ridgewood High School.

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