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REA members #MarchForOurLives in West Milford & NYC.


From our families to yours, best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Join the REA for a Community Forum on School Funding. We’ll be hosting a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with our expert guests. Come learn with us as we determine how to best advocate for our students & our schools. Knowledge is power.

Everyone is welcome to join us at 6:30PM for a light dinner before the event.

A flyer is available below. Please share with family, friends and neighbors!

Community Forum Flyer


Funding & Budgets Media & Press REA PRIDE

The Ringwood Public Schools have already suffered the privatization of the custodial staff, the outsourcing of an OT position, the loss of five paraprofessional positions, and the loss of seven teaching positions, with dramatic cuts to the BSI, G&T and band programs.

If this plan goes through, we will be forced to strip another $160K from our budget for next year, which will mean more and deeper cuts.

This would have been difficult enough if we had been notified in December, but telling us now, over a month after our final budget was approved, is unconscionable. Please contact the governor and the legislators below and tell them to reject this plan for the 2017-18 school year or to hold harmless those districts who
would see a reduction in aid.

Governor Christie: 609-292-6000 or chris.christie@gov.state.nj.us

Senate President Steve Sweeney: 856-251-9801 or SenSweeney@njleg.org

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto: 201-770-1303 or AsmPrieto@njleg.org

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi: 201-666-0881 or AswSchepisi@njleg.org

Assemblyman Bob Auth: 862-248-0491 or AsmAuth@njleg.org

Senator Gerry Cardinale: 201-567-2324 or SenCardinale@njleg.org

For more information:

Sweeney, Prieto Agreement Adds $125M to School-Funding Formula (NJSpotlight)

Interactive Map: Charting the Ups and Downs of Dem’s School-Aid Plan (NJSpotlight)

School Funding Data (Education Law Center)
Click on District Profile and type in Ringwood Boro

2017-18 State Aid Summaries (State of NJ DOE) 



Action Needed! Ringwood Schools

Ringwood’s Ryerson students win Battle of the Books by David Zimmer

Congratulations Faith, Michael, Jack, and Monica!  We’re incredibly proud of you.  Many thanks to Mrs. Gay for her leadership and dedication!

RINGWOOD – Ryerson students recently conquered the county in a Battle of the Books.

The four-student team from the middle school punctuated its win in the 17-team New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) contest in Hawthorne last month with a perfect score, officials said.

The unblemished score card from Faith Morris Liu, Jack Burke, Michael Maglio and Monica Sperzel is not unprecedented, said Ryerson Middle School teacher Ellen Gay. It is, however, unusual.


Good News! Great Public Schools Media & Press Ringwood Schools

The REA PRIDE Committee will be conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive November 14th-18th to benefit the Center for Food Action in Ringwood.  A collection box will be available in each school.  Donations will be accepted until 4:00PM on Nov. 18.

REA Food DriveSuggested Donations:
 Non-perishable canned, jarred or boxed items such as
• soup
• macaroni & cheese
• fruit in natural juices
• vegetables
• peanut butter
• cereal
• grains (pasta, rice, etc.)

• protein items
• condiments
Thanksgiving items
Personal hygiene products

Giving Back REA PRIDE

The REA PRIDE Committee is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, 3/14 from 2:45-6:30PM at Ryerson School (130 Valley Road, Ringwood.)

This event is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome! Join REA members and donate on Monday. Life shared. Life saved.

Giving Back REA PRIDE

New Ringwood superintendent a man of many degrees by Holly Stewart

REA Members congratulate Dr. Bernice, and look forward to working together to make the Ringwood Schools exceptional.

“The most rewarding part of being a school administrator is going to see the children learning and asking teachers what they need to do their work,” he said.


Media & Press Ringwood Schools

Ringwood’s Hewitt School gets $6K in grants to buy books by Holly Stewart

Congratulations Hewitt!  Shout out to Mrs. Camporeale and Mrs. Kirkegard for their hard work in applying for this grant.

“The good people of Ringwood passed a referendum to upgrade Hewitt School’s infrastructure,” Kirkegard said. “We look forward to adding to our library’s book collection through James Patterson’s generosity and getting the books into the hands of our students.”

E.G. Hewitt School Good News! Great Public Schools Media & Press