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November 22, 2021

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The majority of last week’s Board of Education meeting was spent going over the revised allocations for the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, but the meeting included other highlights.    5th graders from Orchard Elementary school, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A revised version of the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds was presented by Assistant Superintendent Stacie Poelstra at the most recent Board of Education meeting.    The revised version contained two major changes from the original plan presented. At ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Assistant Superintendent Stacie Poelstra will give another presentation regarding the third round of  Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Recovery III (ESSER) funds.    Last meeting, Poelstra gave a general outlining of allowable and recommended uses for the money and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A presentation on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds was given by assistant superintendent Stacie Poelstra last week.    The presentation included a preliminary overview of the requirements and possible uses for the funding, which totals over ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Going into election day, all five Board of Education candidates felt optimistic about the future of the board moving forward.    Being grateful for the opportunity to further their platform during this election cycle, regardless of the outcome, was a common ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Assistant Superintendent Stacie Poelstra will give a presentation regarding the third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding during tonight’s Board of Education meeting.   The ESSER fund is the educational aspect of the CARES Act, and to be ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood High School seniors Marcus Philips and Jonah Wunder qualified for the Tournament of Champions, a national speech and debate competition.    The students received silver bids, meaning that they have earned over 600 points and competed in at least 24 debate rounds this ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Village Council candidates Melanie Hooban and Paul Vagianos opened up last night’s debate by talking about their connections to the Village of Ridgewood.    Hooban, who is a third-generation Ridgewood resident, talked about her experience on the Planning Board, Historic ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Students from the Nationally-ranking National History Day team came to Monday’s Board of Education meeting to share their accomplishments with the Board.    The group of current seniors were juniors when they entered, and they were joined at the meeting by their advisor ...

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  RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Five candidates are running for the three Board of Education (BOE) terms on the ballot this November.    With election day two weeks away, we wanted to give Ridgewood residents a chance to get to know their potential BOE Trustees for the next three years.    The ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Tonight’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting will begin with two Student Representative Reports, instead of the usual one.    Norah Train is this year’s Student Representative from Ridgewood High School. Train has attended every meeting since the beginning of the school year to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The League of Women Voters hosted a debate tonight to hear from the candidates running for the Ridgewood Board of Education.    Sheila Brogan, HyunJu Kwak, Cristopher Kaufman, Susan Madison, and Muhammad Mahmoud are running for three terms lasting three years. Brogan, Kwak, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Board of Education (BOE) established new goals for the board and the district, mostly centered around mental health, safety, and dealing with and recovering from Covid.   The goals were drafted by Superintendent Thomas Gorman based on an extensive board discussion. The ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Tonight’s Board of Education (BOE) Meeting is scheduled to begin with appreciating three retiring teachers, Alice Burnett, Susan Kameno, and Maureen LaBarr.    Burnett has been teaching at Ridgewood High School for the past 20 years. Kameno and LaBarr both started in the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Rev. Dr. Arturo Lewis led a thoughtful discussion on the headline-making, protest-inducing, mainstream-challenging education lens critical race theory earlier this week.    “What we are talking about is teaching fact based scholarship about the United States of America and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Board of Education approved temporary use of lights on Kenilworth Fields during last week’s meeting.    This approval comes after the board approved funding for vendors to clean the village’s fields after the damage Ida caused. Cleanup began ahead of schedule on the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood High School Seniors Krisha Anant and Hyunsuh Han recently became semi-finalists to earn a prestigious National Merit Scholarship.    Anant and Han are current seniors, competing in the program’s 2022 scholarship program.    The National Merit Scholarship ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Air purifiers for cafeterias, gymnasiums, and nurses offices were approved during last night’s Board of Education meeting.    After a lengthy discussion, the board opted to purchase 28 Safe Air Zone Airbox air purifiers for the gym and cafeterias, and use the remaining ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - During tonight’s Board of Education meeting, Assistant Principal of Ridgewood High School Basil Pizzuto will give a presentation on the student safety data system.    The report will include information regarding Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - When elementary students returned for the 2021-2022 school year, they returned masked and unvaccinated as transmission rates rose in the area, and the majority of them did not have the option to eat their lunch outdoors.   “I’d like to ask you how comfortable you would feel if ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Public comment at last night’s Board of Education meeting was flooded with requests to clean and repair Ridgewood’s damaged fields.    Daniel Caiafa, Ridgewood High School senior and captain of the football team, implored the Board to approve funding by referencing the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Board of Education trustees are expected to approve a policy tonight that will require all eligible employees to either get vaccinated or get tested once or twice a week.    The policy comes after an Executive Order from Governor Murphy on August 23 requiring this practice to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Board of Education voted to lease the basement of 30-38 Oak Street, which will become the new home of the School Transition and Employment Program for Student Success (STEPSS) program.    The STEPSS program is for students from ages 18 to 22 who have graduated but who need ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood public schools open tomorrow while the track at Benjamin Franklin Middle School remains closed.    Board of Education (BOE) Trustee Cristoher Kaufman referenced a comment he had made at a previous meeting since the track was still not completed. There was controversy ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Board of Education is set to abolish the Restart and Recovery Plans instated last year and approve the new Road Forward plan that Ridgewood public schools will now use as a guide to navigate schooling and Covid.    The Ridgewood Public Schools Operations Plan states that ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The class of 2021 is moving on from Ridgewood High School to their own journeys, but they keep lessons learned with them.    Ella Grbic will be studying public health at the University of Miami starting in the Spring semester. In the fall, she will be taking online courses and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Village of Ridgewood will be hosting two back to school vaccination events this Summer.    The two events will be on Aug. 19 and Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Graydon Pool parking lot. In the event of rain, vaccinations and the surrounding fun will be moved into the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The class of 2021 is moving on from Ridgewood High School to their own journeys, but they keep lessons learned with them.    Aum Mundhe, a National Merit Scholar with a passion for math, is heading to Rutgers University in New Brunswick this coming Fall.    Mundhe was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two different events were happening in East Brunswick Friday, flooding the narrow streets around Memorial Elementary School.  One was a rally by about 150 "anti-maskers" who were there to protest Governor Murphy's statewide requirement for students to be masked when they ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The class of 2021 is moving from Ridgewood High School onto their own journeys, but they keep lessons learned with them.    Today’s RHS alum is Laurence Fine, an involved young man heading to Wesleyan University to major in government.    Fine was a co-leader of the RHS ...

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